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September 2nd is a holiday in Vietnam, as they celebrate the National Day of Vietnam.

Military parade is organized today at Ba Dinh Square to celebrate the country’s 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and national day here.

Van Mieu Street/Photo Credit: VnExpress

Van Mieu Street/Photo Credit: VnExpress

Around 30,000 people including military forces will participate in the parade.

The day marks Ho Chi Minh’s proclamation of the Declaration of Independence from France at Ba Dinh Square in the country’s capital Hanoi in 1945.

 Children Celebrating National Day/Photo Credit: VnExpress

Children Celebrating National Day/Photo Credit: VnExpress

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang said; “Today is the day when Ho Chi Minh’s government declared Independence 70 years back on September 2, 1945. From past 70 years Vietnam has risen out of the socio-economic crisis and from a state of a poor and backward developed nation to become a middle-income developing one.”

21-gun salute opens the ceremony in Vietnam/Photo Credit: VnExpress

21-gun salute opens the ceremony in Vietnam/Photo Credit: VnExpress

National Day Celebration

Hanoi celebrated the day with parades, fireworks, speeches, with a large march in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi.

This day the national flag of Vietnam displayed everywhere and large banners of Uncle Ho adorning city walls.

People cheering as the parade passes on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street/Photo Credit: VnExpress

People cheering as the parade passes on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street/Photo Credit: VnExpress

History

In 1887 Vietnam was occupied by the Japanese during the World War II.

On 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

So this is the reason why September 2 is the key date for the people of Vietnam.

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi @narendramodi wishes Vietnam on their National Day via Twitter:

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