The event, broadcast live on Hanoi Television, also aimed to commemorate the 74th anniversary of National Resistance Day and the 48th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu's aerial victory over US airstrikes in Hanoi.
"The Hanoi Epic" program praised the heroic and resilient capital people in the struggle for independence. Although suffering heavy human and material loses during the long and arduous resistance days, the capital city and the country attained the final victory.
The art show depicted the historic milestones of the capital from September 2, 1945, the national independence day, to the present day.
On September 2, 1945, at the historic Ba Dinh Square, President Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, demonstrating the whole nation’s determination to protect the newly won independence.
In 1946, Hanoi and Vietnam waged a nine-year war of resistance against the French colonialists. The heroic resistance was represented through various acts of the program which opened with a performance called "Hanoi 60 Days and Nights on Fire" and ended with the act "Hanoi welcomes the victorious army", marking the liberation of the capital on October 10, 1954.
The show went on to recount the 1972 Dien Bien Phu aerial battle in the Hanoi sky and closed with upbeat Hanoi songs that showcase the modern-day charm and beauty of the capital.
"The Hanoi epic” draw the participation of famous singers such as My Linh, Tung Duong, Dong Hung, Ta Minh Tam, Dinh Manh Ninh and Hong Duyen as well as the capital's performing arts troops.