2 June 2018

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…

Posted June 2, 2018 by Rajib Roy in category "Vacations

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