National Day in Vietnam in 2019

National Day in Vietnam in 2019
  How long until National Day?
This holiday next takes place in 41 days.
  Dates of National Day in Vietnam
2021Vietnam Thu, Sep 2National Holiday
2020Vietnam Wed, Sep 2National Holiday
2019Vietnam Mon, Sep 2National Holiday
2018Vietnam Mon, Sep 3National Holiday (in lieu)
2017Vietnam Mon, Sep 4National Holiday
  Summary
Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  Local name
Quốc khánh

When is Vietnamese National Day?

This holiday is always celebrated on 2nd September.

The day marks Vietnam's declaration of independence from France. It is the national holiday of Vietnam.

History of Vietnamese National Day

In 1887 Vietnam became part of French Indochina. During World War II, Vietnam was occupied by the Japanese.

Following the end of the war, on 2 September 1945, following the 'August Revolution', Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).

Despite the differences that grew between Vietnam and the USA, the Vietnamese declaration of Independence itself drew heavily from the American version

In 1976, the two halves of Vietnam were finally united into one country, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, but 2 September remains as the key date in Vietnam's road to independence.

How is Vietnamese National Day celebrated?

To celebrate Vietnam's national day, there are speeches, parades, fireworks, and other festivities across the country, with a large march in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, where the Declaration of Independence was made.

This is a very patriotic holiday with the national flag of Vietnam displayed everywhere and large posters of Ho Chi Minh ('Uncle Ho') adorning city walls.

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