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Reunification Day in Vietnam: A Captivating Experience

Every year, on April 30 and May 1, the entire Vietnamese people celebrate two important holidays. It was the day of the liberation of the South and the reunification of the country (April 30) and International Labor Day (May 1).

The Origins of Liberation Day of the South on April 30 📜🕊️

Origins of 30/4 Vietnam 📅

April 30 is a brilliant milestone in the history of the Vietnamese nation, exactly April 30, 1975 is the day of the Liberation of the South to reunify the country after 30 years of arduous resistance, marking the great victory of our nation in the resistance war against the US to save the country.

Special significance of the holiday 30/4 ❤️🇻🇳🎖️ 

This is considered a day for the whole nation to pay tribute to the heroes and martyrs who died for the independence and freedom of the Fatherland, as well as a reminder to the next generation of heroic and indomitable traditions, the spirit of solidarity, strong will in the defense and construction of the country.

The Origin and meaning of International Labor Day 1/5

The origins of International Labor Day 1/5

May 1 International Labor Day originated with the working class movement of the United States in 1886, demanding that working hours be reduced to 8 hours a day. More than 350,000 workers participated, leading up to the Haymarket massacre (Chicago).

 

In 1889, International Labor Day was chosen to commemorate the dead. This is a historic milestone, demonstrating the spirit of solidarity of the working class in the struggle for rights. May 1 became a traditional festival, honoring and affirming the important role of the working and working classes.

 

International Labour Day 1/5 is not only a day to commemorate workers around the world but also has historical and cultural significance for Vietnam.

Meaning of International Labor Day 1/5

Since 1946, International Labor Day 1/5 has officially become an important holiday in Vietnam. This is an opportunity for the whole society to thank and praise the great contributions of the working class in the construction and development of the country.

 

International Labor Day on May 1 is a source of encouragement for the solidarity and determination of Vietnamese workers, demonstrating the strength and resilient will of the entire people. Each generation of Vietnamese workers will continue to embody that fine tradition to contribute to the country's prosperous and civilized development.

What are the Activities for 30/4 and 1/5 in Vietnam?

Every year, on these holidays, Vietnamese people are often given a break after hard work. Cultural, sports and entertainment activities are organized excitedly throughout the country, creating a bustling and exciting atmosphere.

 

This is an opportunity for employees to relax and entertain after stressful working hours and strengthen community exchanges and cohesion. Throughout the country, there are many solemn and meaningful activities to celebrate this holiday, including:

 

National celebrations:

● Incense offering ceremony to commemorate President Ho Chi Minh at the President's Mausoleum.

● Rally, parade, parade on Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi.

● Commemorative remarks by Party and State leaders.

● Experience fireworks in major cities.

Local activities:

● Visit the martyrs' cemeteries.

● Organizing sports, cultural and entertainment activities.

● Film screenings, cultural performances.

● Organize competitions to learn about history and tradition.

 

Explore the places in Ho Chi Minh City HCMC exciting occasion 30/4 - 1/5

Experience the history 🎉🎆 

On the holidays of 30/4 & 1/5 this year, we have 5 days off, so we can start the journey to explore Ho Chi Minh City. HCMC by taking you back in history, experiencing the heroic imprints of the nation.

 

- Legendary Cu Chi Tunnels: Dive underground to learn about the Vietnam guerrilla war, where brave soldiers fought and won.

 

- National History Museum: Go back to the past, learn about the heroic history of the nation through precious artifacts and documents.

 

- Nha Rong Wharf: See the historic pier where President Ho Chi Minh set foot in the country after 30 years overseas, marking a brilliant milestone in the history of Vietnam's liberation.

Unique cultural experiences 🧳

Ho Chi Minh City is not only known for its historical attractions but also attracts visitors by its unique culture and vibrant life. During the upcoming 30/4 - 1/5 holidays, let's explore the typical cultural beauties of this city through the following experience itinerary:

 

- Visit Ben Thanh Market: Visit the city's most famous market to shop, discover unique souvenirs, enjoy street specialties and experience the vibrant life of local residents.

 

- Nguyen Hue Walking Street: Walk on the sparkling, brilliant street at night, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and immerse yourself in diverse entertainment activities.

 

- Notre Dame Cathedral: Admire the ancient, magnificent, time-stamped architecture, a cultural symbol of the city.

 

In addition, visitors can also participate in cultural festivals at Dam Sen Park or Suoi Tien which are open throughout the festival to help you have a complete holiday in Ho Chi Minh City

 

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Reunification Convention Hall, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)