A series of activities will be held nationwide to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19, 1945) and Independence Day of Viet Nam (September 2).
One of the major ceremonies during the celebration will be the incense offerings at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and the Monument of Unknown Heroes on September 1 by top leaders and former leaders to commemorate the heroes who sacrificed their lives for national independence and reunification.
A parade, expected to attract about 30,000 people, will begin at 7am the next day at Ba Dinh Square in Ha Noi, where late President Ho Chi Minh had announced the historic Independence Declaration on September 2, 1945.
The parade will involve the Viet Nam People’s Armed Forces, including the army, public security officers and the militias, as well as civilians such as war veterans, workers, farmers and ethnic minorities, besides other representative groups of Vietnamese people.
Ha Noi will celebrate the anniversary with a fireworks show on the same day.
Other activities such as honouring veterans and heroic mothers, meetings with witnesses to history and talks on local traditions will be organized in localities as well.