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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City brighten up on 45th anniversary of Reunification Day

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 16:26 GMT+7
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City brighten up on 45th anniversary of Reunification Day
Residents hang national flags in front of their homes along an alley in Hanoi to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnam’s Reunification Day on April 30, 2020. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

All corners of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been filled with the Vietnamese national flags as the country marks the 45th anniversary of Reunification Day (April 30) this year.

In order to celebrate the grand holiday, authorities in Hanoi have decorated major streets with national flags and banners as well as prepared a series of activities from April 22 to May 10.

The city’s authorities also wanted to raise awareness among local residents of the importance and historic meaning of the Reunification Day, especially on the occasion of the 45th anniversary.

Thanh Nien Street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi is decorated with national flags on April 30, 2020. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

Thanh Nien Street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi is decorated with national flags on April 30, 2020. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

According to the observation of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters, about 2,000 banners have been added to the streets in downtown areas.

Such streets as Dien Bien Phu and Thanh Nien in Ba Dinh District and Xa Dan in Dong Da District have become vibrant thanks to the red color of many national flags.

Multiple banners are hanged along Hoang Van Thu Street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi to mark Vietnam’s National Day on April 30, 2020. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

Multiple banners are hung along Hoang Van Thu Street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi to mark Vietnam’s Reunification Day on April 30, 2020. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

Citizens were also encouraged to hang a national flag in front of their houses to become part of the celebration.

“The neighborhood seems to brighten up despite the ongoing novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic,” said Hoang Ly, a resident in Ba Dinh District.

A poster marking the 45th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day on April 30, 2020. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

A poster marking the 45th anniversary of Vietnam’s Reunification Day on April 30, 2020. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

A similar spirit can also be observed in Ho Chi Minh City, as major streets are decorated with the country’s flags.

Each household was asked to hang national flags to mark the date.

A shop selling national flags and T-shirts in Hanoi. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

A shop sells national flags and T-shirts in Hanoi. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre

Residents hang national flags in front of their homes along a street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day on April 30, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Residents hang national flags in front of their homes along a street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate Vietnam’s Reunification Day on April 30, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

National flags are seen along a major street in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

National flags are seen along a major street in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

National flags are seen along Tran Quang Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on April 30, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

National flags are seen along Tran Quang Khai Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on April 30, 2020. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

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