November 20th is an important date for at least two reasons.
Firstly, it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. In Finland and many other countries November 20th is therefore celebrated as the Universal Children's Day.
This year's UNICEF and Universal Children's Day's theme is #GOBLUE to raise awareness for the rights of the child. Every child has the right to be safe from harm, to go to school and fulfil their potential.
Secondly, 20th November is Vietnamese Teacher's Day. Teachers have a big impact on children's lives. Our embassy wanted to honor these two very important dates by joining the #GOBLUE movement by wearing something blue and by going to the Temple of Literature. The Temple of Literature is an ancient place of study. Built in 1070, it is Vietnam's first university where you can read the names of the achieved scholars from big stone stelae held in the backs of stone turtles.
Happy Vietnamese Teacher's Day and Universal Children's Day from the Embassy of Finland!