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International Women’s Day
Laos

International Women’s Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Laos

International Women’s Day in Laos is held every 8 March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also a day used to highlight ongoing gender inequality and to call for further change.

YearDateDayHoliday
20218 MarMonInternational Women's Day
20228 MarTueInternational Women's Day
20238 MarWedInternational Women's Day
20248 MarFriInternational Women's Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

International Women’s Day was at first called International Working Women’s Day, and in Laos, there is still a lot of emphasis on the role of women in the workforce on this day.

In Laos, Women’s Day is taken very seriously. It is considered a truly “major“ holiday of the year. All the government buildings and many businesses shut down for the day, and workers take a much-needed break. Laos traditionally has a “patriarchal“ culture, but this is changing more and more as women gain further rights.

One tradition for International Women’s Day in Laos is that many women go out and drink beer. Meanwhile, the men stay at home and take care of the house. It’s a kind of role reversal idea, but it only lasts one day.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20208 MarSunInternational Women's Day
20198 MarFriInternational Women's Day
20188 MarThuInternational Women's Day
20178 MarWedInternational Women's Day