Today is 20th October, and Vietnam celebrates Vietnamese Women’s Day. Its the time my country shows its love and respect to our beloved women: our moms, grandmothers, aunts, sister or friends. It is also the time for everyone in Vietnam to cherish and remember the sacrifices and contributions that Vietnamese women have made for their families and for their country during conflict, and to honour the roles and importance of women in our society.
Vietnamese women’s core life values are to sacrifice for their family, take full responsibility for her whole family, have a strong will to carry the weight of the world on their shoulder and overcoming any challenge in life to make sure their family, especially their children, have a good education and life.
In recent years Vietnamese women have enjoyed more freedom, respect and equality to men and have moved a long way in taking greater roles in society. But for most Vietnamese women, the core value of life still lies in sacrifice for the family; indeed, their greatest priority is their family, building happy families and giving their children the greatest of love and care.
So today is for my countries women. Today, everyone cherishes their loved women with beautiful flowers and gifts. Morever, I hope that not just today but that Vietnamese women will be loved and cherished every day. More importantly, I hope that Vietnamese women will continue to be given many more opportunities to develop careers and to take on greater social and political roles alongside our men.
Happy Vietnamese Women’s day to all Vietnamese women!
As a Vietnamese woman, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all my country’s women for all of their hard work, passion, dedication and selflessness. May your day be filled with happiness, love and smiles to pass on!