Women’s Equality Day 2018
Women’s Equality Day 2018 will be on Sunday, the 26th of August. Each year, Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on the 26th of August, regardless of the day of the week. It is not considered a Federal holiday, but was designated by Congress in 1971. This holiday commemorates the fight for women’s rights.
When Do We Celebrate Women’s Equality Day?
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on August 26th every year because that date commemorates the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. People use this date to not only remember this event, but also as a call-to-action regarding the continuing fight for women’s rights.
Although there have been many sorts of celebrations since women gained the right to vote, Women’s Equality Day was not a national day until it was designated to be so by Congress in 1971. The proposed enactment was presented to Congress in 1970, in honor of the 50-year celebration of women’s right to vote.
Why Do We Celebrate Women’s Equality Day?
Women’s Equality Day celebrates and commemorates the enactment of the woman’s right to vote. It is also used to celebrate the current fight for women’s rights all over the world. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated all over the world, although the U.S. is the only country to have it as an enacted observance day. Other countries celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
This day is used to commemorate and honor the people like Susan B. Anthony, who created the path to women’s rights that are available today. And just like those heroes, Women’s Equality Day seeks to encourage more people to stand up for women’s rights.
People all over the world organize, join in marches, teach children the history of women’s rights, and attend special events and exhibits to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. There are typically mass-scale marches in larger cities on this day, to honor the women who marched before them. Those celebrating honor the women who fought to vote by continuing to fight for worldwide women’s equality.