International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. In China, it was in 1924 that celebrations were held for the first time to commemorate the Women’s Day. After the foundation of the People’s Republic of China, the central government made a regulation that Mar. 8th of every year would be a festival for Chinese women. Interestingly, women employees will get a whole or an half paid day-off on that day while the men are at the mercy of their employers.
Male staffs with a funfair dress up as pregnant women on March 7, the day before the International Women’s Day, to experience the hard life of ‘a mother-to-be’. “Now I know it is really hard and uncomfortable walking like a pregnant woman,” Mr. Zhang said after this experience, “I will care more about my wife if I get married.” They also held a “running in high heels” competition.