Hanoi puts up decorations ahead of Reunification Day
Iconic buildings and streets in downtown Hanoi are decked out in red to celebrate one of the nation's biggest festivals: the 48th National Reunification Anniversary.
Hanoi's streets become more lively these days with flowers, red flags, and banners in celebration of Reunification Day and International Workers' Day in 2023.
Reunification Day marks a significant turning point in Vietnam's history, as the southern and northern halves of the country were reunited. To commemorate the event, flags, banners, and posters are displayed on famous buildings and in the streets.
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.|