Why is the Vietnamese Women’s Day celebrated?

October 20.2021






Vietnam’s history has always been linked to women standing up to fight for freedom when they were oppressed, exploited, and subjected to injustice. Vietnamese women participated in numerous movements such as Can Vuong, Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc, Dong Du, and many famous women participated in the Communist Party’s predecessor organizations such as Ba Trung and Ba Trieu, Female Generals Bui Thi Xuan, Ms. Nguyen Thi Dinh, Ms. Ut Tich Hoang Thi Ai, Thai Thi Boi, Ton Thi Que… Since 1927, mass organizations such as the Red Cross, the Red Farm, social groups, apprenticeships, and women’s organizations have begun to form and attract a large number of women such as Nguyen Thi Luu, Nguyen Thi Minh Lang, Nguyen Thi Thuy, three sisters from the Buddhist village of Tich Tich (Bac Ninh), who propagandized and build vocational training groups for women. Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Nguyen Thi Phuc, and Nguyen Thi An participated in the activities of the New Vietnam Red Assembly and in 1928, Ms. Xan, Nhuan founded the Vinh Women’s Union Liberation. Vietnam is full of women who have been an integral part of history.






The Indochinese Communist Party was founded on February 3, 1930, and its first credo stated: “Equal rights for men and women.” The party must liberate women, as well as associate national liberation, class liberation, and female liberation. Women must join revolutionary unions (trade unions, farms), and separate organizations for women must be established to attract all classes of women to join the revolution.” As a result, on October 20, 1930, the Vietnamese Women’s Association (later renamed Vietnam Women’s Association) declared October 20, the “Vietnamese Women’s Day” to commemorate this event and honor Vietnamese women.



Ho-chi-Minh and Vietnam Women Union’s cadres at Vietbac in Feb 1949


Ho Chi Minh once said: “Giang painted brocade in Vietnam is due to Vietnamese women, young and old, trying to weave and make it more beautiful and brilliant”. In his immortal Will left to the Party and the entire people before going away, he wrote: “In the cause of anti-American and national salvation, women are committed to making a worthy contribution in combat and production. The Party and the Government need to have practical plans to foster, remind and help to increase the number of women in charge of all jobs, including leadership. Women themselves must try to rise. Women have been an integral part of the success of the Vietnamese revolution, in the two wars against France and the United States. In the cause of national construction, women have made important contributions to promoting the development of society.”









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