Happy Women’s Day………………..

Today is National Women’s Day in South Africa – an annual public holiday that is celebrated on 9 August every year. The holiday is in comemmoration of the March of 20000 Women to the union Buildings in Pretoria on 9 August 1956 to petition against legislation that required “African” persons to carry a special identification documents, commonly known as a “pass” which served as proof that they were allowed to enter a White area. The introduction of this pass had a drastic impact on the freedom of movement of “African” citizens of this country.

South Africans from all walks made significant personal sacrifices, some with their lives  to ensure that we could all live in a free, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic country, many of these were women.

On Women’s Day we honour, remember and salute all women from all generations who have been part of the South African struggle, acknowledgeing their significant contributions to ensuring that Democracy reigned in this country.

Today’s blog extends the greeting to Women all over the World, Happy Womens Day to all of you 🙂 and todays images are my humble tribute to all of you……………some images of flowers taken along my journey…………………………………..

The journey continues……………………………………………

 

  








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