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  • Writer's pictureDamian Brzeski

Women's Day in Gdańsk

Let me start by writing something very important: this is not a guide for men. This is not a guide for couples either. This time I decided to write a post especially and exclusively for my dear readers. 


Where did this idea come from? Basically, it was supposed to be another post written on the occasion of another holiday. But while doing a little research, I noticed one thing: most similar guides focus on how to spend money on gifts, buy flowers, and where to go to a restaurant.  


Meanwhile, looking at the statistics and also observing what the streets of our cities look like, it is easy to notice one thing: there are more and more single women in their twenties and thirties, or women waiting for their husbands working on business trips. And does this mean that this beautiful holiday is reserved only for couples? Nothing could be further from the truth…


Dear Reader, today, on the occasion of your holiday, I am taking you to the world of inspiration. 



Women's Day on March 8 in Gdańsk

Women's Day on March 8, is it really a relic of the Polish People's Republic?


At the beginning, however, I wouldn't be myself if I didn't touch on one topic. Women's Day is not a communist holiday. True, it is associated in this way, but attributing this beautiful holiday to communists, in my humble opinion, depreciates it. Below you have a historical outline…


On March 8 every year, we celebrate Women's Day, which, contrary to popular belief, is not an invention of the Polish People's Republic era, nor is it exclusively related to this period. Unfortunately, sometimes even the best intentions can unintentionally reinforce certain stereotypical perceptions of women.


In Europe, this holiday is celebrated on March 8, although in other countries, such as Tunisia, it has a different date - August 13. Interestingly, in 1965 the USSR announced this day as a non-working day to celebrate women's contribution to building international friendship and striving for peace.


The history of Women's Day dates back to ancient Rome, where it was a day dedicated to the goddess Juno, the patron saint of women. On this day, women prayed for marital happiness, and men gave them gifts. This tradition comes from the Roman Matronalia - a holiday dedicated to motherhood and female nature.


This holiday, celebrated in the form we know today, has its roots in workers' movements at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1857, New York cotton factory workers organized a strike, demanding shorter working hours and equal pay.


The first official celebration of National Women's Day took place in 1909 in the USA. A year later, the socialist international decided to celebrate this holiday globally to promote women's rights, including the right to vote.


In Poland, Women's Day became popular after World War II, although it was originally celebrated on March 19. The date of March 8 comes from the Russian women's strikes of 1913 and 1917, as well as from the fight of suffragettes in Great Britain for political rights.


The 1945 United Nations Charter, affirming the principle of gender equality, was a milestone in the pursuit of equal rights. The UN has played a key role in developing strategies and programs to promote the status of women over the years.


In Poland, especially during the Polish People's Republic, Women's Day was celebrated on a large scale. In schools and workplaces, women received small gifts, such as tights or coffee.


What to do on Women's Day?


In a slightly perverse way, I will try to write as a man what you can do on Women's Day, when your boyfriend has just screwed up, gone to work or when you are simply an independent single woman. You see, this will not be a guide for couples or for your partner who is looking for an idea on how to please you. 


So: your friends are busy and you have no idea how to celebrate this holiday? Nothing is lost, in fact, March 8 is a perfect opportunity to do something for yourself, something extremely feminine. 


Visit to the Spa on Women's Day


A day starting with a visit to the spa is a perfect idea for celebrating Women's Day. Such a day is, above all, a moment of relief from everyday life and time just for yourself.


Relaxing treatments such as massage, hydrotherapy or sauna can help relax your mind and body. At the spa, every woman can feel special, regenerate and regain inner harmony. It is also a great opportunity to take care of your health and beauty, which translates into better well-being.


Or maybe a home spa?


Organizing a home spa for Women's Day is the perfect way to relax and take care of yourself. Start by preparing the atmosphere with dimmed lights and candles. Use your favorite essential oils for aromatherapy.


Relax in a bath with accessories such as effervescent balls or oils. After bathing, exfoliate your body, moisturize your skin and care for your hair and nails. Finally, pay attention to facial care and finish it off with a relaxing massage. 


How about a sauna with a sea view?


In Sopot, next to typical spas, you can find unique saunas overlooking the sea, offering unforgettable experiences. Sauna combined with bathing in the Baltic Sea provides relaxation and relaxation. Saunas in Sopot are popular among tourists and residents.


The M15 complex also has a restaurant serving Polish cuisine based on regional products. After a session in the sauna, it is worth visiting the Sopot pier and walking along the shore to the Brzeźno district of Gdańsk. After exhaustive walk, I'll take you home by taxi.


Any shopping opportunity is good


Women's Day is a special moment to get yourself something special - for example, new clothes. Regardless of whether it is an elegant dress, comfortable but stylish shoes or an exclusive handbag - a new piece of clothing can be not only a form of celebration of this special day, but also a way to emphasize your own style and increase your self-confidence.


Going shopping on Women's Day is a great way to celebrate yourself and your achievements. After all, you deserve to allow yourself a little luxury sometimes. So don't wait - every occasion, especially Women's Day, is perfect to enjoy new clothes.


Do you live in a constant rush? Stop for a moment…


Women's Day is a perfect opportunity to stop and find inner peace. You can try calming yoga or meditation to experience moments of silence and relaxation.


This is the perfect time to give yourself some quiet time for yourself, especially if your life is full of activities and stress on a daily basis.


Maybe a workshop?


Women's Day is the perfect time to make your dreams come true and sign up for a course or workshop that you have been thinking about for a long time. The possibilities are endless - from language courses, through macrame and cooking workshops, to makeup or creative writing lessons.


It is also a great opportunity to participate in development workshops where you can meet inspiring women. Taking on new challenges and developing passions is the path to personal fulfillment and happiness. This is a great opportunity to discover new talents and acquire new skills.


Change into a better version of yourself


An image consultation with a stylist on Women's Day is a perfect way to refresh your style and feel even more beautiful. A professional will help you choose clothes, hairstyle and makeup that will best emphasize your femininity and individuality.


The stylist will advise you on what colors and styles will be best for you, how to effectively refresh your wardrobe and what cosmetics to choose to highlight your advantages. This is a great opportunity to explore new trends and find your unique style.


Home SPA perfect for Women's Day

What about active celebration of Women's Day combined with sightseeing in Gdańsk?


Gdańsk, with its rich history and picturesque places, is an ideal place to spend Women's Day outdoors.


You can plan a walk through the Old Town to admire the historic architecture and learn more about the history of women who influenced the city's development.


It's a great opportunity to see the city from a different perspective and feel its unique atmosphere.


Workshops with local artists


Gdańsk is teeming with artistic life, and many local artists organize workshops, which can be an inspiring way to spend Women's Day.


From painting, through handicraft, to modern forms of expression - this is a great opportunity to develop your passions and meet extraordinary women.


Social activity on the occasion of Women's Day


In addition, you must know that in Gdańsk there are many organizations and initiatives focused on supporting women in various aspects of life. Women's Day is a great opportunity to learn more about their activities, take part in the events they organize or even start volunteering.


Over the past decades, we have witnessed countless achievements by women who have changed the face of history, science, art, politics and sports. From Maria Skladowska-Curie, the first woman winner of the Nobel Prize, to Kamala Harris, the first female Vice President of the USA.


Women constantly push boundaries and inspire new generations to take action.


Their stories prove that with determination and passion you can break barriers and shape the future. Maybe you will do something for your friends that day?


Are you missing company?


The lack of company can be a challenge, especially nowadays when life moves at a fast pace and opportunities to make new friends seem limited. However, social media such as Facebook offers a fantastic platform to meet people with similar interests and passions.


Facebook groups for active women are a great example of how technology can help break down social barriers and find a new circle of friends.



It's a great way to expand your company, discover new places and activities, and provide support and inspiration on a daily basis.


So if you feel that you miss company, becoming interested in such groups may be a step towards a richer social life and rediscovering yourself.


Taking care of yourself is not only about your beauty but also about your health

Taking care of yourself - the best gift


Health is the basis that allows us to enjoy life to the fullest, fulfill our dreams and face challenges every day. That is why it is so important that we do not forget about regular preventive examinations, which can significantly affect our lives.


Women's Day may be the chosen day of the year that will remind you about preventive health care, especially regarding women's issues.


Make an appointment with the doctor of your choice and do a blood test, and you definitely won't regret it.


Here's an overview of the key research you should pay attention to:


1. Mammography: For women over 40, and also for younger women at increased risk of developing breast cancer, mammography is an essential examination. Thanks to it, it is possible to detect breast cancer early, which opens the way to effective treatment.

2. Pap test: Any woman aged 25-59 should undergo cytological examination regularly, every 3 years. This simple test can save lives by detecting early precancerous changes and cervical cancer.

3. Breast ultrasound examination: Especially recommended for younger women with dense breast tissue, but also to all those who want to examine their breasts more closely, especially after noticing disturbing changes during self-examination.

4. Densitometry test: For postmenopausal women to check density bones and the risk of osteoporosis. Regular examinations can help prevent serious fractures.

5. Hormonal and thyroid tests: If you experience irregular periods, problems fertility, weight changes or fatigue, these tests can help diagnose potential hormone or thyroid problems.

6. Cholesterol and blood sugar testing: For early detection risk of heart disease and diabetes, especially recommended for women over 45 years of age or those with additional risk factors.

7. Consultations with a dietitian and psychologist: Healthy eating habits and care o mental and emotional health are equally important to overall well-being. You've probably heard it many times, maybe it's time to change something in your life?


Take care of yourself! Women's Day is the perfect time to do something for yourself - reserve time for all those important tests or at least one of them, preferably the ones you put off the most. Know that these are tests that can have a huge impact on your health and life. Let this be the time when you focus on yourself.


Numerous organizations and institutions often cooperate with medical centers, offering tests as part of preventive programs or health campaigns. Take this opportunity to take care of yourself and remind other women in your life to do the same, it's the best gift.


Remember, by taking care of your health, you give yourself a chance to live a long, full and happy life. There is no better and more valuable gift you could give yourself on Women's Day. Let's celebrate this day with love for ourselves and our health.


Summary


As you can see, Women's Day in Tricity does not have to be a day spent only with your man and appreciated only by him. You can enjoy this holiday perfectly alone, spend it extraordinary, appreciating your own beauty, strength and independence.


It is worth realizing on this day what an important role you play, dear ladies, in our lives, what an important role you play in the lives of our children, but also what power you have as independent, unmarried women - working, fulfilling your profession, pursuing your own passions.


Regardless of whether you receive a warm word of appreciation or a gift from your man, father, or friend on this day - take care of yourself for yourself, and every day, not just this one, will be special for you.

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