In lao, ວັນແມ່ຍິງສາກົນ, this is a public holiday, all administration and most of businesses are close, included restaurants. If this day falls a Saturday or Sunday, Monday will be considered also as holiday.
A bit history
After the Socialist Party of America organised a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.
Today, International Women’s Day is a public holiday in some countries and largely ignored elsewhere.
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