In celebration of the 75th Ceremony of Independence Day of Socialist Republic of Vietnam
(2/9/1945 - 2/9/2020)
Independence and freedom are what the Vietnamese have the right to enjoy, and have always been what they aspire after. That aspiration comes from patriotism which has been kept along with the development of Vietnam. Whenever the nation was invaded, the Vietnamese’s patriotism roused up.
From the 10th century to the 20th century, Vietnam went through many invasions; however, sovereignty and independence were always safeguarded. That proves the true value of Vietnamese people which lies in their Aspiration for Independence and Freedom.
75 years ago, on September 2, 1945, at Ba Đình Square, President Hồ Chí Minh, on behalf of The provisional government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, solemnly declared to the world:
“Vietnam has the right to be a free and independent country and in fact is so already. The entire Vietnamese people are determined to mobilize all their physical and mental strength, to sacrifice their lives and property in order to safeguard their independence and liberty”
It was such a firm declaration affirming a truth: "There is nothing more precious than independence and freedom”
The Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long - Hà Nội has a close relationship with important events and cultural and artistic values of Vietnam during its process of formation and development as an independent nation for nearly a millennium, and also its process of formation as a modern nation in Asia. The Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long Hà Nội bears a great number of traces of such events. One of them that ever took place here was when President Hồ Chí Minh called upon people to launch the August Revolution in Hanoi, and when he read the Declaration of Independence at Ba Đình square - now located in the surrounding area of the Heritage site.