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Today is International Women’s Day and because we cannot celebrate like we usually would, we are sharing these non-cliche ways to spend the day.


South Africa (08 March 2021) – International Women’s Day is upon us! Today marks that special day on March 8 every year when women are celebrated across the world. But instead of doing the usual girl’s night or spa experience, this year calls for far more innovative choices.

Below are 4 ways you can mark International Women’s Day in the least cheesy, least expensive, most meaningful way possible.

Accomplish a personal goal

Remember that thing? That important thing that you’ve been procrastinating about? Yes, it’s probably time to get started on that task that you keep pushing to the backburner. There is no better way to celebrate than by accomplishing an apparently daunting responsibility.  The more you delay, however, the more difficult it’ll seem. Let your triumph be your gift to yourself this International Women’s Day.

Spend time with your mum

Mothers are great, and honestly, they won’t always be there. This International Women’s Day, make the most of the time you have with the most wonderful woman in your life. Take her to her favourite restaurant, watch a movie together, cook with her – whatever makes both of your happiest. You’ll be surprised by how much you still have to learn from her.

A visible symbol of support that helps women

You can show your support in a very literal way by buying Relate bracelets for yourself and your friends to wear. Their Ikamva Labantu bracelet supports an organisation committed to empowering poor communities to become self-sustainable. Their programmes range from supporting orphaned and vulnerable children to HIV education, testing and support programmes, as well as supporting the empowerment of women through education and communication projects. Orders can be placed via the website from as little as R30 each.

Spend it alone – Treat yourself by doing absolutely nothing

If you want to stay at home, basking in the presence of your awesomeness, that’s also totally fine. Just make sure you commit and go all out while you’re at it. If it’s going to be you and a book, don’t just stop there. Grab that book and curl up with a hot cup of tea, hot chocolate, biscuits – whatever your favourite comfort food! If your thing is Netflix, spend the day catching up on your favourite series.

But make sure to do things a little differently this year. Celebrate the powerful women in your life and yourself for being just that – powerful.

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