Hanoi to hold numerous activities to celebrate Liberation Day

As one of the most important events of the capital is approaching – Liberation Day on October 10- Hanoi plans to hold various activities to celebrate the special day.


Hanoians will have a chance to enjoy many cultural and artistic activities to be held to celebrate the 67th anniversary of the capital city’s Liberation Day, which falls on October 10.

Online exhibition “Memories of Hanoi”

The painting is titled “Hanoi at Night of Liberation” by Le Thanh Duc. Photo: Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts

The  Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum will open an online exhibition with the theme of Hanoi on the website vnfam.vn and Facebook of the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum from October 8.

The exhibition features 25 paintings and graphics about Hanoi that were painted on various materials such as lacquer, oil paint, silk, gouache, watercolor, lead, and wood carving. These artworks are the most outstanding ones about Hanoi that have been collected by the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum for decades.

Among them, there are works that bring audiences back to a historic hard period of the anti-American war (1965-1975) such as: “Resistance War” (by painter Le Quoc Loc), “The Capital in the Resistance War” (by Nguyen Quang Phong), “Barricades” (by Le Anh Van), among others.

Visitors to the exhibition could ‘feel’ the joyful atmosphere when Hanoi people welcomed the victorious troops marching on the capital city on October 10, 1954, through the paintings entitled “Hanoi at Night of Liberation” (by Le Thanh Duc), “Hang Duong Street” (by Trinh Huu Ngoc), “Happy Liberation Day” (by Tran Khanh Chuong).

In addition, visitors also have the opportunity to admire the beauty of Hanoi’s beautiful landscapes and its people in the old days through the artworks by Vietnamese renowned painters such as “The Sword Lake in Spring” (Nguyen Tu Nghiem), “Knitting” (Tran Van Can) , “In the Coal Furnace of Yen Phu Power Plant” (Tran Dinh Tho), among others.

Books and newspapers display at Hanoi Library

The reading space at Hanoi Library. Photo: Dream Plus

From October 7 to 10, Hanoi Library held a display of books and newspapers to celebrate the 67th anniversary of Hanoi Liberation Day (October 10, 1954 – October 10, 2021) at No. 47 Ba Trieu Street, Hoan Kiem District.

The exhibition aims to introduce to visitors valuable publications on the history, culture, and heroic traditions of Hanoi as well as its remarkable achievements in the present day.

On the occasion, Kim Dong Publishing House has released a duology of historical novels titled “Thang Long People”, “Unfinished Triumph” by writer Ha An and a trilogy of historical novels “Hometown”, “Ten Years” and “Homeland” by late writer To Hoai.

Ha An wrote about the heroes of the Tran Dynasty (1225 – 1400) in the second war against the Mongols. Meanwhile, To Hoai introduced readers to Hanoi landmarks, gastronomy, and people from the early 20th century to the August Revolution in 1945.

The awarded ceremony of the contest “Hanoi Ambassadors of Reading Culture 2021”

On October 7, the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports coordinated with the Hanoi Department of Education and Training to organize a ceremony honoring the ‘ambassadors’ of reading culture in Hanoi in 2021. These Hanoi students have submitted outstanding entries and videos that help ignite the passion for reading among young people in the capital. 

Special art performance on television

The art performance entitled “Lyrics to Honor Uncle Ho” is organized by the Culture Newspaper (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) on the evening of October 7 at the Hanoi Opera House.

The program is broadcast live at 8pm on the H1 channel of Hanoi Radio and Television Station.

According to People’s Artist, Quoc Hung -the general director of the show- the “Lyrics to Honor Uncle Ho” program was scheduled to be held on the occasion of the 131st birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890 – May 19, 2021), but it had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The elaborately choreographed art show will offer the public marvelous songs about President Ho Chi Minh and beautiful melodies themed Hanoi’s historic autumn,” he said.

Famous local artists such as People’s Artist Quoc Hung, singer Anh Tho, Trong Tan, Tan Nhan, Lan Anh, and Le Anh Dung will participate in the special art performance.