10:30 | 02/09/2017 Events
An array of activities have been held across the country, as well as abroad, in the past few days in celebration of the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).
On August 30, the leaders of the Quang Tri provincial authorities, together with officials and local people, offered incense at the memorial complex dedicated to late General Secretary Le Duan, the Truong Son and Road 9 National Martyrs’ Cemeteries and the Quang Tri ancient citadel, to commemorate the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the cause of national liberation and reunification.
- On the same day, the General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians (GAVC) organised activities to mark 72 years of the August Revolution (August 19) and the National Day, in addition to 50 years of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties. Among the attendants were representatives from the GAVC, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Thach Du, overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese businesses operating in Cambodia.
Delegates participated in traditional musical and artistic performances of both Vietnam and Cambodia, reflecting the solidarity and friendship between the two countries.
- The Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa held a ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day, with the participation of representatives from the South African Foreign Ministry; Ambassador Bene M'Poko, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in South Africa; and over 400 invitees, together with overseas Vietnamese living, studying and working in South Africa.
- A musical and art festival for Da Nang’s religious organisations took place at the Trung Vuong Theatre on August 29-30, as part of activities to mark 72 years of the National Day and towards welcoming the 2017 APEC High-level Week, which will take place in the city later this year.
The event gathered over 600 actors who are also dignitaries, monks and followers of the six religious organisations in Da Nang city.
- Earlier on August 29, the Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Korea held a ceremony to celebrate 72 years of Vietnam’s National Day and 25 years of Vietnam-ROK diplomatic relations (December 22, 1992-2017).
The event was attended by ROK Minister of Interior and Safety Kim Boo-kyum, ROK Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Hyun, alongside representatives from foreign embassies and international organisations in the host country, the ROK-Vietnam friendship association and Vietnamese people in the country.
At the ceremony, Vietnamese and ROK artists provided delegates with unique art performances imbued with the traditional cultural identities of both nations.