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National Independence Day in Vietnam through the years

06:35 | 02/09/2020

For every Vietnamese, the National Independence Day is always a proud occasion. Years went by, the historic milestone has been celebrated for 75 anniversaries. Below is a closer look into how the celebration was held at Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi in the past.

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National Independence Day parade on November 2nd, 2005 at Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi.

Women in colorful traditional Ao Dai (Vietnamese dress) and conical hat going on a parade.

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(Photo: Nam 1975)

National Independence Day celebration at Ba Dinh Square on November 2nd, 1975.

The parade on November 2nd, 1975 morning was filled with sheer excitement and endless happiness and would imprint forever in the hearts of all spectators. The parade marked the unification of the Northern and Southern Vietnam.

The event was attended by many heads of state, as well as leaders from Communist countries.

The photo captures a group of armed police force parading on three-wheeled motorcycles.

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National Independence Day celebration at Ba Dinh Square on November 2nd, 2015.

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National Independence Day celebration at Ba Dinh Square on November 2nd, 1995.

Female Delegates in red Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) parading on the celebration of 50 years of the successful August Revolution and National Independence Day.

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National Independence Day celebration at Ba Dinh Square on November 2nd, 2000.

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(Photo: Nam 1985)

National Independence Day celebration at Ba Dinh Square on November 2nd, 1985.

On September 2, 1985, Vietnam held a parade to celebrate the 40th successful August Revolution and National Independence Day.

Around 30,000 people had attended on that day. In the 1980s, eventhough Vietnam's economy faced a lot of difficulties, the Vietnamese Party and the Government still held such a great and historic parade.

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National Independence Day celebration at Ba Dinh Square on November 2nd, 1945.

Tens of thousands of people with banners and flags on hands lined up at Ba Dinh Square from dawn.

At 2 pm, Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence to establish the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the first worker-peasant state in Southeast Asia; organized the free nationwide general selection to elect the National Assembly and approved the first democratic Constitution of Vietnam.

On the Declaration of Independence, President Ho Chi Minh had declared to the world that "We, members of the Provisional Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, solemnly declare to the world that Vietnam has the right to be a free and independent country and in fact it is so already. The entire Vietnamese people are determined to mobilize all their physical and mental strength, to sacrifice their lives and property in order to safeguard their independence and liberty".
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