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VIETNAM'S NATIONAL DAY

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Vietnam's National Day is a public holiday observed on September 2. It commemorates the Vietnam Declaration of Independence from France on September 2, 1945.

The Japanese occupied Vietnam during World War II but allowed the French to remain and exert some influence.

At the war's end in August 1945, a power vacuum was created in Vietnam. Capitalizing on this, the Viet Minh launched the "August Revolution" across the country to seize government offices. Emperor Bao Dai abdicated on August 25, 1945, ending the Nguyn Dynasty.

On September 2, 1945, at Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh, leader of the communist Viet Minh organization, declared Vietnam's independence under the new name of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) in a speech that invoked the United States Declaration of Independence and the French Revolution's Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

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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