On September 1, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung; Minister of Defence, General Phung Quang Thanh and Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son visited former State President, General Le Duc Anh.
PM Dung extended his best wishes to the former leader and briefed him on the country’s socio-economic situation, while promising to continue the revolutionary and patriotic tradition of preceding generations to be united and do the utmost for the cause of driving the country forwards in a fast and sustainable manner.
The streets of Hanoi have been decorated with flags, flowers, banners, slogans and colourful lights while people have been seen excited by the jubilant atmosphere and the nation’s changes after seven decades. The capital has prepared well for receiving people from all parts of the country to visit Hanoi and enjoy the anniversary, ensuring traffic safety and order, parking places and flood prevention. Twelve giant led screens have been installed in central areas to help people watch the parade live from Ba Dinh square on September 2.
Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake is decorated for the anniversary.
On this occasion, many exhibitions, workshops and art performances were organised. Residents in Phu Cuong commune, Ba Vi district have maintained their tradition of celebrating the Independence Day since 1945, as many people who are far away from home for working or studying return to the homeland to commemorate their ancestors, heroes and fallen soldiers sacrificing their lives for the nation.
In Ho Chi Minh City, the streets have also been beautifully decorated. Flocks of people have been traveling around to enjoy the celebratory atmosphere and take photos. The city organised incense and flower offering ceremonies at the Ho Chi Minh Monument, a banquet for the diplomatic corps and international organisations based in the city, as well as a photo exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day in Nguyen Hue Street. Outstanding individuals and organisations were also honoured while many other cultural and sports activities were held around the city.
Joining the nation’s celebration, the central coastal city of Da Nang organised numerous cultural, arts and sports events and decorated the city.
An art performance in Da Nang city (Credit: LDO)
Secretary of the Da Nang municipal Party Committee Tran Tho headed a delegation of municipal leaders to offer incense and lay flowers to commemorate heroes and fallen soldiers at the city’s momument and cemetery.
A photo exhibition has drawn flocks of visitors, presenting the young, dynamic and hospitable city. A stamp collection on the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh’s life and career has also impressed visitors.
Mong people celebrate the Independence Festival in the Moc Chau Highlands.
In the northern mountainous region, Mong people rushed to the Moc Chau Highlands to celebrate the Independence Day, which they consider one of the biggest events of the year. They joined many cultural, sport and tourism activities with special ethnic cultural identities. This is also an opportunity for the ethnic minority group to gather, exchange and refresh after hardworking days, as well as express their gratitude to the Party and Uncle Ho.
Similar activities also took place in the southern cities of Can Tho and Bien Hoa, as well as other localities across the country to celebrate the anniversary.