Grand ceremony marks HN’s 60th Liberation Day

10:58 | 11/10/2014

VGP – The people of Ha Noi on October 10, 2014 celebrated the 60th anniversary of Liberation Day.

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All 36 streets in the Old Quarter were brightened with flower-shaped lanterns and golden-starred red flags.

At 9pm, the “oohs” and “aahs” continued non-stop for 15 minutes as fireworks filled the sky with resounding bangs. People milled around 30 locations in and around the city as the show continued.

A special TV programme titled “Ha Noi: Belief and Hope” linked up different venues around the city – Ly Thai To Garden by the side of Hoan Kiem Lake, Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature), the Thang Tam (August) Revolution Square in front of Ha Noi Opera House, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, and Vietnam Television headquarters.

The show was broadcast live on VTV channel 1.

Thousands of people filled the open space (August Square) in front of the Opera House for an epic musical performance called “October in Hanoi”. The show presented leading Vietnamese singers, including Quang Tho and Thu Hien, Tung Duong and Dam Vinh Hung.

The 60th anniversary of Ha Noi ‘s Liberation coincided with the 15th year of the city being honoured with the title ‘City for Peace’ by UNESCO.

On October 11, to celebrate the event, a 300 metre-long painting of children hand in hand are placed at the Ly Thai To Statue inside the Ly Thai To Garden./.

By Kim Loan