Hanoi Erupts in Jubilation Over Liberation Day

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi is awash with red flags, as it marks the 69th anniversary of the day the city was liberated.


Hanoians celebrate the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Hanoi from French colonial rule on October 10, 1954, by decorating the streets with red flags and banners.

The anniversary of Liberation Day is a source of inspiration for generations of Hanoians, who commemorate the city’s glorious and heroic victory every year.

October 10, 1954 marked an important turning point in the history of the capital, Thang Long – Dong Do – Hanoi. It was the day when Hanoi finally broke free from colonialism, allowing the Vietnamese people to gain their freedom and begin building a new society and embarking on the era of socialist revolution.