Vietnamese Women’s Day
This weekend, Vietnam will celebrate Vietnamese Women’s Day. Celebrated on the 20th of October each year, Vietnam Women’s Day is an opportunity to thank and show appreciation for the women in our lives. This celebration reminds everyone about the importance of women for the society and nation, and the contributions they make in many areas including the workplace and with family. The day also raises awareness of issues Vietnamese women face including discrimination, gender inequality sexual harassment and violence.
In Country Tours
The In Country Tours team celebrated in both our Ho Chi Minh and Long Xuyen offices today. We shared cake, flowers and gifts with our team. Our ICT team proudly has many women members and we greatly appreciate their contributions! The team members will be celebrating with their friends and families this weekend too. For more information about the history of Vietnam Women’s Day you can see our article from a previous year.
Michelle Obama to visit Vietnam
On a related note, Michelle Obama used last week’s International Day of the Girl to announce an upcoming visit to Vietnam. The former First Lady of the USA plans to visit in December this year to help promote female empowerment and education. “When girls get the opportunity they deserve, our whole world benefits”, she said during the announcement on the Today Show. Several other high-profile guests will join Michelle Obama, including Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President of the USA, George Bush. Further details of the visit will be announced soon. More info is available via Saigoneer.
We wish everyone in Vietnam a happy and safe Vietnamese Women’s Day this Sunday.