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International Women’s Day Celebrated at the Santa Monica Pier

Published on March 2, 2021

The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel will be lit purple, green and white on Monday, March 8th in recognition of International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day is an opportunity each year to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, and promote gender parity. International Women’s Day has occurred for well over a century, with the first observance in 1911 which was supported by over a million people. Today, the celebration belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. International Women’s Day is not country, group or organization specific.

The Pacific Wheel will be lit purple, green and white on International Women’s Day. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolizes hope. White represents unity. The colors originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union in the UK in 1908.

This special lighting event will take place on the evening of Monday, March 8. The Ferris wheel lights can be seen from dusk until 11:35 PM each evening. Enjoy watching the light program online at

Special Lighting of the Pacific Wheel for International Women’s Day

Monday, March 8
Dusk to midnight (around 6 – 7 PM)

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier


See the lights from home at

Celebrate women’s achievement. Take action for equality. Share your voice on social media with the hash tags #IWD2021 and #ChooseToChallenge. Learn more about International Women’s Day at


Feature image courtesy of @heike.buehler_photography