March 8th in Italy is the
Festa Delle Donne
, or Women's Day. This has been a tradition for a long time in Italy and in many countries around the globe -- and recently the holiday has picked up steam in the U.S. (The photo above features the mimose, the official flower for this holiday in Italy). All over the Italian peninsula on March 8th, groups of women take over restaurant dining rooms en masse, leaving the men to stay home and cook for themselves! This year, we celebrate
Festa delle Donne
just after an historic win at the Oscars last night for Kathryn Bigelow -- the first female ever to win best director. Congratulations and
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. Thanks, Geebs, for the photo I lifted above!