Today is March 8th, which of course means it is Women's Day in Poland.
Celebrated annually on the 8th of March, Women's day was originally invented in the US in 1909. In Poland however, Women's Day has long had an association with communism due to its post WW2 adoption by the communist government.
Despite this association, Women's day is still very well recognized in the country and is noticeably more popular than Valentines day, which has only been celebrated in recent times.
Traditionally, the days sees women recieve gifts such as flowers and chocolates, with tulips normally being the flower of choice.
The day is as popular as ever, so don't be surprised to see a special promotions, offers and events today to mark the occasion.
Today the people behind the recent "Black Protest" are also inviting people to take part in a world-wide women's strike and protest, which calls for numerous demands to be met all over the globe. These include equal pay for men and women, free access to abortion and in vitro treatment, as well as the re-allocation of state funds from the church towards the protection of women suffering from domestic violence. You can read more about the world-wide strike here.
For those who wish to take part in the march and protest, demonstrators are to meet outside Sky Tower before 5pm. The protest will then move towards the Rynek.