Celebrate International Women's Day in Siem Reap - AsiaRooms.com

February 10, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
AsiaRooms.com can reveal that like many other countries around the world, Cambodia observes an official public holiday on International Women's Day.

The event takes place on March 8th every year and traditionally inspires a number of special events in cities such as Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

In previous years, UNESCO has sponsored the Ministry of Women's Affairs of Cambodia to organise countrywide celebrations to mark the day, which first took place in the US in 1909.

The lead-up to International Women's Day in 2005 included a cultural show in one of Phnom Penh's public markets and a theatrical performance that was attended by the prime minister Hun Sen and his wife.

Around the world the day is viewed as a celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women.

It is now customary for men to give gifts to mothers, wives, girlfriends and daughters on International Women's Day, which has come to be regarded as the equivalent of Mother's Day in some countries.

People using accommodation in Siem Reap on March 8th may like to take the opportunity to explore the city's historic sites, such as the nearby Angkor Wat temples.