Massive parade to mark National Day

As many as 30,000 people will join a massive parade in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh Square on September 2 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

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Participants include representatives from armed forces and various social backgrounds, such as war veterans, workers, farmers, entrepreneurs, youth, women and ethnic minority people, announced the national committee for major events organisation at a press conference held on August 12.

They will march from Ba Dinh square and go along major downtown streets in Hanoi in two directions, one heading to Nguyen Thai Hoc-Kim Ma-Lieu Giai, and the other to Nguyen Thai Hoc-Hang Khay-Trang Tien-Opera House.

Themed “Promoting the strength of the entire nation and being determined to build and firmly defend the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,” the live-broadcast parade aims to affirm the great historical values of the August Revolution and the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the history of the nation’s multi-thousand-year construction and defence.

Prior to the march, a 21-gun salute will be fired from the Thang Long Royal Citadel, said the committee.

On September 1, leaders from the Party, State, Vietnam Fatherland Front and Hanoi will pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum and to national heroic martyrs at their monument in the capital city.

Following the march, a major art performance will be held featuring a series of famous singers.

Another immense music show will be organised on the evening of September 2. Firework displays will be fired in five locations in Hanoi, including Hoan Kiem Lake, Thong Nhat Park, Van Quan Lake, My Dinh Stadium, and West Lake.

Other activities will include an exhibition on the country’s socio-economic achievements so far and a live TV programme connecting various sites across the country.

On the occasion, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have designed and published a badge on the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, which will be worn by all participants at the parade.


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