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October 10: Hanoi’s Liberation Day

October 10: Hanoi’s Liberation Day

On this day, Hanoi streets are adorned with flags and banners, creating a joyful atmosphere across the city.

Along with the victory of Dien Bien Phu campaign, the Geneva Agreements on armistice in Indochina was signed. After many days of struggling in the Geneva Conference, agreements on transferring Hanoi to the Vietnamese people were finally signed on September 30th and October 2nd 1954 in the United Armistice Center Committee.

Following the Resolution on September 17th 1954 of the Government Council, the City Troops Committee of Hanoi was established with General Vuong Thua Vu, the commander of the Pioneer Division, as the Chairman and doctor Tran Duy Hung as the Vice Chairman. The City Troops Committee of Hanoi had the task of taking over and managing the city. The Military Commanders ordered the Vietnamese soldier units to take over the city of Hanoi and abide by the policies and discipline of the Government. The Pioneer Division took over Hanoi. On October 9th, the soldiers entered the center of the city from five city gates to take over the Station, the Residency, the Naval Station, Hoan Kiem Lake area, the Governor Mansion, etc. At 4.00 pm of the day, soldiers of the French Unions left the city and went to the North of Long Bien Bridge. At 4.30 pm, the Vietnamese soldiers kept the city under their control safely. Welcome gates, banners were set on many streets and the flags with yellow star (the flag of Vietnam) waved on buildings.

5118_hanoi_liberation_day_In the afternoon of October 10th, all residents of the city focused on the Flag ceremony held by the City Troops Committee. After that, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Vuong Thua Vu, read The Call of President Ho Chi Minh to all residents of the capital in the Liberation Day.

2110_1_1 HanoiThese days, Hanoi streets are adorned with flags and banners, creating a joyful and exciting atmosphere to welcome the capital’s great festive event of the capital- the liberation day on October 10.

National flags, flowers, banners, and slogans are placed in some major Hanoi streets to mark the 67th anniversary of the capital’s Liberation Day (October 10, 1954 – October 10, 2021).

2601_7 HanoiThe liberation of Hanoi Capital on October 10, 1954, marked an important turning point, opened a new glorious period in the history of Thang Long – Dong Do – Hanoi.

Since then, the Vietnamese people started building a new society, the socialist society, opening up a new revolutionary era in Vietnam

3512_CelebrationAmidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Hanoi’s relevant units are decorating streets in commemoration of the important day. It aims to enhance the knowledge among locals of a significant victory, as well as further inspire patriotism among the young generation.


Courtesy: Vietnam Times