International Women’s Day in Spanish: Feliz Dia de la Mujer – Essential Spanish phrases

Celebrating International Women’s Day is a practice that holds importance across the globe. Since 1975, it’s an opportunity to honor the achievements of women, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity (yes, we still fight for that), and fundraise for charities. If you want to learn more about holidays in Spanish-speaking countries, check this video from Spring Spanish (a project I co-founded!):

In Spanish-speaking countries, this special date is known as “El Día Internacional de la Mujer” (International Women’s Day in Spanish). It’s marked by activities including demonstrations and other cultural events.

This blog post will help you learn Spanish vocabulary related to the celebration of International Women’s Day, and to help you express your opinion in Spanish.

1. Effortless Spanish vocabulary: Feliz Dia de la Mujer (Happy Women’s Day in Spanish)

Effortless Answers

“Happy International Women’s Day” translates to “Feliz Día de la Mujer” in Spanish, and it’s the go-to phrase for this occasion.

There’s really no secret in this Spanish sentence, still, let’s break it down to separate words:

  • Feliz” means happy.
  • Día” stands for day.
  • De la Mujer” relates to women.

Now, let’s see how all of this can work in a real-life conversation:

Anna: ¡Hola! ¿Vas a la marcha por el Día de la Mujer? (Hi! Are you going to the march for International Women’s Day?)
Bianca: Sí, es un día especial para celebrar los logros de las mujeres. ¡Feliz Día de la Mujer! (Yes, it’s a special day to celebrate women’s achievements. Happy International Women’s Day!)

2. Learn Spanish vocabulary about women’s day

Having a pack of relevant vocabulary can help you discuss and understand this holiday better.

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Check out the following table that lists you some of the key phrases you can use during the International Women’s Day holiday.

International Women’s Day in Spanish – key phrases

SpanishEnglish
equidad de génerogender equality
sufragiosuffrage
empoderamientoempowerment
derecho al votoright to vote
igualdadequality
condiciones laboralesworking conditions
movimiento socialistasocialist movement
bienestarwellbeing
pago equitativoequal pay
logros de mujeresachievements of women

A brief history on International Women’s Day (historia Del Día Internacional de la Mujer)

According to the history books (in this case, meaning Wikipedia 😉 ) International Women’s Day (IWD) was first celebrated in 1911. It was proposed by Clara Zetkin, a German Marxist theorist, and activist and an advocate for women’s rights.

IWD is now a global day celebrated and observed on March 8 to honor women’s achievements and advocate for gender equality – even in the 21st century. Speaking of Spanish-speaking countries, el Día de la Mujer is celebrated by rallies and cultural events, all focusing on women’s rights. The United Nations promotes this equality and supports women’s empowerment since 1975.

3. El día de la mujer quotes in Spanish

So, just as it’s mentioned in the previous section, Spanish-speaking countries hold this international holiday in high regard. It’s pretty common to send meaningful messages and quotes on this day, so best to save some 😉

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Here are some heartening quotes in Spanish:

  1. El futuro es femenino.” (The future is female.)
  2. Detrás de cada mujer exitosa hay una tribu de otras mujeres exitosas que tienen su espalda.” (Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.)
  3. La mujer tiene un poder único que es capaz de crear, liderar y transformar.” (A woman has a unique power that is capable of creating, leading, and transforming.)
  4. La igualdad de género es más que un objetivo en sí mismo. Es una condición previa para cumplir con la promesa de paz, prosperidad y sostenibilidad.” (Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a prerequisite for meeting the promise of peace, prosperity, and sustainability.)
  5. No hay límite para lo que nosotras, como mujeres, podemos lograr.” (There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.)
  6. En la mujer hay belleza y fuerza, ternura y coraje; reconocerlo es esencial para la humanidad.” (In women, there is beauty and strength, tenderness and courage; recognizing it is essential for humanity.)
  7. Cuando las mujeres apoyan a las mujeres, cosas increíbles ocurren.” (When women support women, amazing things happen.)
  8. Cada mujer tiene una historia que contar y lecciones que enseñar.” (Every woman has a story to tell and lessons to teach.)
  9. Mujer es la compañera del hombre, dotada con igual capacidad mental.” (Woman is man’s companion, endowed with equal mental capacity.)
  10. El feminismo no es solo una palabra, es un movimiento que busca la igualdad de las mujeres y hombres.” (Feminism is not just a word, it is a movement that seeks the equality of women and men.)

4. Spanish resources (Conversation Based Chunking) to learn more about Spanish holidays

There are numerous online Spanish courses and learning websites that use different methods of teaching. Let me introduce you to Conversation Based Chunking – an effective and effortless way to learn Spanish that bypasses grammar rules and definitions.

With Conversation Based Chunking, you immerse yourself in meaningful and practical conversations, listen to native speakers and learn the language patterns naturally.

In no time, you’ll find yourself conversing about “el Día de la Mujer” (and other culturally significant holidays) with ease and authenticity.

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