The 8th of March is International Women’s Day and Italian men are going to celebrate it with the traditional gift of yellow mimosas to Italy’s lovely women.
Every day should be a “Women’s Day”, but International Women’s Day (Festa della Donna) is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations.
This civil holiday was born as a political event, and over the course of years blended into the culture of many countries, to the point that the day lost its political flavor and became simply an occasion for men to express their love to the women around them.
In Italy on this day it is customary for men to give the women in their lives – friends, mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, colleagues – flowers and small gifts. The yellow mimosa is the symbol of this celebration and the most common gift used. On March 8 you can see Italy become yellow of flowers, with so many people hanging around with their presents.
There are many ways to spend and celebrate this holiday in Rome, like a walking tour through the city centre, a visit to the marvels of the Vatican Museums, a stroll through the archaeological wonders of Ancient Rome or a special day trip to one of the most beautiful #UnescoJewelsOfItaly sites in Italy.
To show how much we love, respect and value all women around the globe, Gray Line – I Love Rome has a special gift to celebrate them on this particular day.
All women that will place an online booking on our website for a tour or an excursion, by using Promo Code WD8M will get an exclusive 10% discount!
Happy Women’s Day!