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International Women’s Day

March 8

As well as National Women’s Day on October 20, Vietnam also celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8. Although not a public holiday this occasion is celebrated extensively throughout the nation.

Vietnamese women often receive beautiful roses, post cards and kind wishes from their lovers, husbands, male colleagues, friends and relatives.

It’s like a local version of Valentine’s Day and often in families the husband gets into the kitchen and cooks a special dinner for the whole family or takes the family out to eat. Men look after all the household chores on this special day and women are pampered.

And, as it is with similar Western Festivals, retailers – from simple market stalls to online giants – haven’t missed the commercial possibilities of such a celebration.


March 8


Hoi An, Quang Nam Viet Nam
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