Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. I hope you will be treated like a queen today and everyday. In the Netherlands, we also celebrate Mother’s Day with flowers and gifts.

In Laos, however, mothers are treated extra special on Van Mair Ying Sakon or International Women’s Day. That’s when they get flowers and gifts and children write poetry or letter of gratitude for their mother. Well, at least that’s how my relatives celebrate the day and I think it’s very sweet.