Hanoi Decorates for Reunification Day Celebration

The streets and iconic buildings of downtown Hanoi are adorned in red to commemorate the 48th National Reunification Anniversary, one of Vietnam's most celebrated festivals.

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Hanoi’s streets are bursting with life and joy in anticipation of the upcoming celebrations of Reunification Day and International Workers’ Day in 2023. Decorations of flowers, red flags, and banners adorn the city, creating a vibrant atmosphere that is sure to remain long after the festivities have ended.

On this day, people from all parts of the country come together to celebrate the reunification, reminisce about the past, and look to the future.

Reunification Day is an important milestone in Vietnam’s history, marking the reunion of the northern and southern halves of the country. To commemorate this special occasion, flags, banners, and posters adorn famous buildings and line the streets. On this day, citizens from all parts of the nation gather to commemorate the reunification, remember the past, and look forward to the future. There is an atmosphere of celebration, joy, and pride that can be felt throughout the country.

Leading up to Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1), decorations and communication campaigns are designed to inspire celebration and raise public awareness of the event.

These banners and posters carry phrases praising the 48th anniversary of the Liberation of the South for National Reunification (April 30, 1975-April 30, 2023) and the 137th anniversary of International Workers’ Day (May 1, 1886-May 1, 2023). Photos: Duy Minh/The Hanoi Times
Flags and banners hang along the road leading to Hanoi’s landmark building: Presidential Palace
 The Vietnamese red flag is gloriously flying high in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
 In front of the historic flagpole in downtown Hanoi, a poster hangs with images of the Vietnamese people’s classes, including engineers, farmers, entrepreneurs, and workers.
The national flags with the yellow five-pointed star fly on many streets in Hanoi.
 The peaceful space of Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square one day in late April. 
 These large billboards adorn the facade of the municipal People’s Committee headquarters on Dinh Tien Hoang Street in downtown Hanoi.
Trang Tien Plaza a few days before the second biggest holiday in Vietnam.
The annual decoration aims to promote the historical significance of Reunification Day to Hanoi residents and visitors.
There are a few banners and posters hanging in front of the Sword Lake Cultural Information Center.