Aside from the International Women’s Day on March 8th, Vietnam also celebrates its National Women’s Day on October 20th. It’s among several occasions on which the society shows their love and respect to the women; it could be their mothers, sisters, aunts or just their friends. It’s the day for everyone to grandly celebrate and cherish the women in their life and remember all the sacrifices women have made.
The Origin of 20th Oct
In the Vietnam’s timeline, aside from heroic man, there are indomitable, brave heroines, such as Ba Trung, Ba Trieu, Nguyen Phi Y Lan ... Later, when escaping from feudal system we have Hoang Thi Ai, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Vo Thi Sau and Nguyen Thi Thap ...
And the organizations have founded by women also created many achievements that echoed into the history of thousands generations such as “the army of long hair”, “10 girls at Dong Loc turning point" ...
Back to the history, on 3 February 1930, the Indochina Communist Party was established. The first political credo of the Party stated: "Gender Equality". The Party soon realized that Vietnamese women were an important force of the revolution and set out the task: The Party must liberate women, associated national liberation, classes liberation with liberating women.
On October 20th 1930, the Women’s Vietnam against imperialism (now renamed as The Vietnam Women’s Union) was officially established. To market the event, the Communist Party of Vietnam later on decided that the October 20th each year as the traditional day of this organization as well as the day when women all around Vietnam are celebrated and honored.
Significance of 20th Oct
Vietnamese women are strong and everyone knows it. During the war, the role of women as equal as men; they fought, they built and they sacrificed; up until now, that also doesn’t change. When we think of women; most will think of patience, endurance, persistence and loyal as women’s best traits; however, today modern Vietnamese women are also strong, intelligent, brave and very clever. They’re like tigers, which are fierce, independent, protective but graceful in everything they do. Women take up great positions in Vietnamese society; they balance between work and home with their life partner in best ways possible.
This national women’s day has a significant importance. Whether wife, girlfriend, female relative, friend or colleague; on this day Vietnam shows his love and respect for the Vietnamese women. The most common gifts that a woman will receive are flowers and a lot of love from their beloved ones, some families will gather around to have dinner with the attention of women are the best, some even go out all night to make their loved women feel the most special. All women will receive gifts and best wishes. Furthermore, this day is also a dedication to the economic, political and social achievements of women in Vietnam.
Women are always a source of inspiration for the family and the society. Ginatour respectfully spend all best wishes for incredible Vietnamese women on this occasion. Thank you for being so wonderful!