The poll doesn't allow me to choose both wearing red and not shopping/spending (the "all three" option doesn't work for me, since I'm not calling off from work), but that's what I'm doing. I'll also be wishing people a happy International Woman's Day all day!
I always recall, on March 8, many decades ago when I was a young woman and had never heard of International Woman's Day. I was a member of the NOW chapter in my city, and some of the members proposed us doing some kind of event for IWD. The entire concept was a new idea to most of us (I was certainly not the only member who hadn't heard of IWD), but the chapter got busy (we started months in advance, of course) and put together an evening event for the public. We invited the real "Norma Rae" (on whom the movie was based), who lived in our state (where the events in the film had taken place) as our keynote speaker and she came (it was thrill to meet her!), we had refreshments, and we inaugurated our local "Woman of the Year" award (a local educator who did a lot of advocacy work for public education and kids in the city was the first recipient). It was a nice evening, but I still didn't see the point, and I was still suspicious of the entire "International Women's Day" concept (I sincerely suspected the other members of the group might have made it up, or, at least, it was some kind of obscure, fringe "holiday" that no one really took seriously). Some of the local TV stations sent crews to cover the event, so we rushed home after it was done to see if we made it onto the 11:00 news. When I got home and turned on the TV, I found that the 11:00 news that night was all coverage of IWD events that had been happening all over the world -- hundreds of thousands of women had marched in Paris and in cities in South America; thousands of women had marched in Iran and Iraq, demanding their rights and freedoms (actually putting themselves in danger by doing so); women all over the world had been demonstrating for equal rights and freedom. This was an amazing revelation for me (I'm getting a little verklempt just recalling it while I'm typing) -- I prided myself on being a feminist at the time, but I had no idea that IWD was a real thing and such a big deal around the world. Now, I always try to talk it up and educate others.
Happy International Women's Day!!