There's an International Women's Day?
Driving to work this morning, I heard several advertisements on the radio for "Dia da Mulher" (Women's Day). They were mostly clothing stores telling men to buy gifts for their girlfriend/wife/any woman.
I asked my wife, and people at work, and they treat it as a well-known holiday, just like Father's Day or Mother's Day. It seems it's popular in many countries in Europe as well. Am I missing the boat, or is it not really celebrated in the states? I never knew about it for my 25 years there.
I sometimes wonder, as well, if all of these "holidays" are primarily just keeping their existence as additional marketing ploys to get people to spend spend spend. I understand and appreciate Mother's and Father's Day, and Valentines day as well...but Brazil also has a Children's day and some other ones that you don't get a day off for, and honestly don't really make sense.
What do you guys think of these "holidays"?