Azerbaijan declares March 9 as non-working day

Baku: Working and non-working days were replaced in Azerbaijan on the occasion of March 8 – International Women’s Day.

APA reports that March 8 – International Women’s Day was declared as a non-working day.

According to the Labor Code, working and non-working days will be replaced, as March 8 falls on Sunday. Thus, March 9 is a non-working day.

As March 7 falls on Saturday, 3 days will be non-working days.

In 1910, a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ’Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day.

She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day – a Women’s Day – to press for their demands. The first IWD occurred in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911. During International Women’s Year in 1975, IWD was given official recognition by the United Nations and was taken up by many governments.

This holiday has started to be marked in Azerbaijan since 1917.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY