Never heard of this celebration? Why not? It says that it is International.

Well, this celebration takes place on March 8 every year in parts of Europe and Asia. It honors women, whether married or not.

Today, I was in the local shopping center and it was packed with shoppers. Many of the perfume and soap stores had packaged their wares in special baskets with bows.

It was neat to see people so happy and excited about the holiday. The down side is that I was in the grocery store. The small store near my home has 8 short aisles and of those 2 are usually full of alcohol. Well, most of the aisles with alcohol were nearly empty. Not that I was looking, but as I headed to the checkout, one lady commented to the security guy about the lack of vodka. She laughed attributing it to all the celebrations of IWD.

Well, virtually everything will be closed Monday and Tuesday in honor of the celebration.

To all you women reading this, HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY!!! I wonder if I could find an e-card on the American Greetings site…?