Lantern festival held in tribute to heroes and fallen soldiers

Saturday, 2022-07-16 10:53:28
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Thousands of lanterns were lit up in honour of the people who sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence and liberation.
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NDO – A floating lantern festival was held on Thach Han River in Quang Tri Town,in the central province of Quang Tri, on July 14 to mark the 75th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers' Day (July 27, 1947-2022).

Many local people and veterans attend the floating lantern festival on Thach Han River every year to pay tribute to fallen soldiers.

The annual event has attracted many Youth Union members and young people to participate, contributing to educating the tradition of “When drinking water, remember its source” for the younger generation.

More than 328,000 tonnes of explosives were used in Quang Tri Town in 1972 during the war against the US.

Quang Tri is home to 72 war martyrs’ cemeteries, totalling nearly 70,000 graves. There are more than 10,000 graves each at the Truong Son and Road 9 National Martyrs’ Cemeteries.

Following are some photos from the festival: