Grand celebrations of Mothers’ and Children’s Day
The central square of the city was filled up with a lot of kids and their parents all decked up for the day long festivities. Saw a few ladies walking around with some kind of medal on them.
Found out from our guide Sara that the country honors 555 women every year with a medal. You know what you need to do to earn a medal? If you bear 4 kids, you get the lower level medal and if you have 5 or more kids you get the higher level medal!
I understand the root of this goes back to 1950s and 60s where the country had very few people and they needed the population to grow…