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National Day celebrations for Hanoi

Released at: 15:48, 29/07/2015

National Day celebrations for Hanoi

September 2 marks the 70th anniversary of National Independence Day.

by Thu Hoang - Ngo Trang

A range of activities will be held in Hanoi to mark the 70th anniversary of National Independence Day (September 2), Mr. To Van Dong, Director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told a press conference on July 28.       

A grand meeting and parade gathering about 10,000 local people will be held at Ba Dinh Square on the morning of September 2. About ten large screens will also be installed at various locations in the capital for the public to watch the live broadcast of the parade.

As the parade starts, the Ministry of Defense will fire a 21-gun salute from the Thang Long Imperial Citadel.

Fireworks will light up the sky at 9pm at five spots around the city, including Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem district), Thong Nhat Park (Hai Ba Trung district), Van Quan Lake (Ha Dong district), My Dinh National Stadium (Nam Tu Liem district), and West Lake (Tay Ho district).

Various activities, including workshops, artistic performances, exhibitions, and contests will be held at different locations in the city, including the Hanoi Opera House, Ly Thai To statue, and around Hoan Kiem Lake and My Dinh National Stadium, among others.

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