Hanoi hosts expo to mark President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday

The Hanoitimes - On display are nearly 250 photos of Uncle Ho and materials showing his life events and political career that made him Vietnam's National Hero.


An exhibition entitled “President Ho Chi Minh – Great leader of the Communist Party and people of Vietnam, Ambassador of peace and friendship of people worldwide” is being held at the President Ho Chi Minh relic site at the Presidential Palace, Hanoi to mark his 130th birthday.

 Local visitors at the exhibition. Photo: Minh An (Kinh te & Do thi)

On display are nearly 250 photos of Uncle Ho, as he is worshippedly addressed in Vietnam and worldwide, and materials showing his journey from embarking on the path of national salvation to the founding of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, conducting the resistance war against invaders and building socialism. 

The exhibition includes five thematic areas. The first one deals with the evolution from the young patriot Nguyen Tat Thanh to the communist Nguyen Ai Quoc (both pseudonyms of Uncle Ho) in the period from 1890 to 1929.

The second area depicts the 1930-1945 period, when Nguyen Ai Quoc founded the CPV and led the people in a successful general uprising giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

The third area, from 1946 to 1954, portrays President Ho successfully waging a war of resistance against the French colonialists and leading national construction and defense in the North.

The fourth section describes the construction and defense of socialism in the North and the struggle for national reunification from 1955 to 1969 in the South.

The fifth displays documentary images on activities of the Vietnamese Party, State, and people since 1969 in the process of national development.

The exhibition aims at contributing to affirming the vitality of President Ho Chi Minh City’s thought, morality and style, which has become a great spiritual asset of the Party and people on the path to achieve the target of “prosperous people, strong country and a fair, democratic and civilized society”.