For Ladies Only: MIA Celebrates International Women’s Day With 20,000 Flowers

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On Friday, March 6 women throughout Miami International Airport received flowers as MIA celebrated International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González joined other MDAD officials, in partnership with the Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF), to hand out more than 20,000 flowers to honor and recognize women.

MIA Celebrates International Women's Day

“We give flowers as gifts to mark life’s most important occasions, and how better to celebrate this special day at MIA than with flowers,” said Director González.

On Friday, March 6 women throughout Miami International Airport received flowers as MIA celebrated International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González joined other MDAD officials, in partnership with the Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF), to hand out more than 20,000 flowers to honor and recognize women.

“We give flowers as gifts to mark life’s most important occasions, and how better to celebrate this special day at MIA than with flowers,” said Director González. “As a husband and proud father of two daughters, International Women’s Day is especially meaningful to me, and I extend my best wishes to all our female passengers, employees and women throughout the world.”

All day Friday, MDAD staff and volunteers from AFIF greeted women at MIA with a flower and a postcard with information about the global day of recognition. The postcards highlighted MIA’s special relationship with flowers, as the gateway for 91 percent of all flower imports to the U.S.

Passengers were also encouraged to take pictures at MIA as a social media memento inside a commemorative photo frame using the hashtag #MIAflowers to honor the special women in their lives.

In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on March 8. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions.

In adopting its resolution, the General Assembly recognized the role of women in peace efforts, urging an end to discrimination through increased support for women's full and equal participation.

Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, is America’s second-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of 100 air carriers and is the top U.S. airport for international freight. MIA is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of $33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida. MIA’s vision is to grow from a recognized hemispheric hub to a global airport of choice that offers customers a world-class experience and an expanded route network with direct passenger and cargo access to all world regions.

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