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Liberation Day

This public holiday commemorates the day the troops of north Vietnam liberated Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in south Vietnam in 1975, ending the long-running Vietnam War and starting the process of reunification which took place the following year. Celebrations take place across Hanoi, with many people taking to the streets, including parades, local festivals, performances and firework displays.

Date: 30 April 2019 - 30 April 2019
Venue: Accross Hanoi.
Cost:

Free.


National Day

This date celebrates two important anniversaries, the Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and the death of Ho Chi Minh. The celebrations in Hanoi, including a fireworks display, take place in Ba Dinh Square in front of Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, and it seems that the whole of Hanoi takes to the streets, particularly around Hoan Kiem Lake.

Date: 02 September 2019 - 02 September 2019
Venue: Ba Dinh Square and venues across Hanoi.
Cost:

Free.


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