Officially Celebrate Your Women Tonight
March 8 is officially International Women's Day and is celebrated with events all around the world. The celebrations range from acknowledging women's achievements to general appreciation and love for women. It was begun in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America. This was a time when women could not vote and suffered sex discrimination in their jobs and elsewhere. It has since evolved beyond political and economic goals and earned itself a Google doodle this year.
No matter what your reasons for wanting to celebrate women, International Women's Day presents a great opportunity to spoil a special lady or two with a night out. Whether it's a mother, sister, daughter, wife or girlfriend who deserves to be celebrated, Georgetown holds a number of lovely eateries to enjoy.
Get organic chocolate-covered strawberries from Godiva, and go for a stroll along the Potomac. Take her to Mie n Yu for Silk Road-inspired regional American cuisine, or enjoy the seasonal and fresh rustic Italian food at Piccolo. Enjoy a bubbly toast for women at one of Georgetown's many bars or lounges, such as Cafe Bonaparte, Peacock Cafe, Das Ethiopian Restaurant, Clyde's or 1789 Restaurant.
If you don't have the time to take your women out tonight, flowers can be a nice compensation as they are a symbol of International Women's Day. Another nice gesture is to donate money to women's causes. The United Nations' theme for the International Women's Day 2012 is "Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty." That could be a good place to start.