Today, 8 March, the International Women's day, women are being gifted flowers at the Citizens Bureau in Porto.
At the City Hall's initiative, throughout the day every woman heading to this municipal service will receive a camellia to mark women's Day.
The first National Woman's Day was observed in the United States on 28 February 1909. The day is celebrated in honour of the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where women protesting against bad working conditions went on strike and lost their lives in a fire in the premises.
Worldwide, this day is celebrated with men offering the women of their lives - mother, daughter, sister, and girlfriend - flowers or small gifts.