Women’s Suffrage

Women’s suffrage, also called woman suffrage, the right of women by law to vote in national or local elections. Overview Women were excluded from…

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, annual observance aimed at raising awareness of the global epidemic of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and the spread of HIV…

World Cancer Day

Days of thanksgiving in Canada also originated in the colonial period, arising from the same European traditions, in gratitude for safe journeys, peac…

World Heart Day

World Heart Day, annual observance and celebration held on September 29 that is intended to increase public awareness of cardiovascular diseases, incl…