Vietnam celebrates its 70 years anniversary of the Vietnam National Independence Day and the August Revolution in 2015.
One of the major ceremonies during the celebration was the incense offerings at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and the Monument of Unknown Heroes on September 1, by top leaders and former leaders to commemorate the heroes who sacrificed their lives for national independence and reunification.
A parade began at 7am the next day at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, where late President Ho Chi Minh had announced the historic Independence Declaration on September 2, 1945.
The parade involved the Vietnam People’s Armed Forces, including the army, public security officers and the militias, as well as civilians such as war veterans, workers, farmers and ethnic minorities, besides other representative groups of Vietnamese people.
President of the UN General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft from Denmark met Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Nguyen Sinh Hung to celebrate Vietnam’s 70th anniversary on 2 September. A grand banquet was held at the UN headquarters in New York and presided by Vietnam’s permanent delegation at the United Nations. Besides Lykketoft many foreign diplomats and international friends of Vietnam attended the great celebration of the anniversary.
From Norway an eager embassy team took part in the Government’s bicycle ride around the centre of Hanoi City on Saturday 29 August, as part of the celebrations.
Norway was one of the first countries to recognize Vietnam and Norway’s cooperation with Vietnam has a long history.