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On April 26th, 1975, four days before the liberation day, the image of "golden stars and flying flags" was mentioned in the song "The overwhelming joy throughout the nation". The song represents the aspiration and declaration of the reunification day of the nation. It is not only the desire of musician Hoàng Hà but also of millions of people across the nation.
At 11:30 a.m on April 30th, 1975, tanks of liberation army knocked down the gate of the Independence palace, destroying the last bastion of the Republic regime in Việt Nam. Soon after, the flag that represented liberation flew over the rooftop of the Independence palace. Hồ Chí Minh campaign ended in a complete victory, and the South was completely liberated.
Sharing the joy with people in Sài Gòn, people in Hà Nội also burst into happiness when they heard the victory news broadcast on the Radio the Voice of Vietnam. People from all walks of life gathered at Hoàn Kiếm lake, Ba Đình square was covered with red colour of flags and flowers. Everyone had a happy smile on their faces during the reunification day of the country.
Celebrating the 46th anniversary of the liberation of the South and the reunification of the country (April 30th, 1975 - April 30th, 2021), Thang Long - Hà Nội Heritage Conservation Centre organizes the exhibition "The overwhelming joy throughout the nation" to commemorate the national events, and to introduce to people the moments when the people in Hà Nội and the people in Sài Gòn shared the common joy at the victory, the liberation of the South and the reunification of the nation.

The moment at 11:30 a.m on April 30th, 1975 was a significant milestone in the nation’s history when the Hồ Chí Minh campaign ended in a complete victory. The 21-year long resistance war was successful, and the national flag flew on the rooftop of the Independence palace. The whole country seemed to be silent in that sacred atmosphere and then burst into joy at the victory. The war had came to an end, and the country was united and independent. Before that, in the Headquarters (House D67), where officers of the Politburo and the Central Military Commission were anxiously monitoring the progress of the campaign. They both directed the campaign and waited anxiously. Finally, when they got the news of victory from Sài Gòn, all felt joyful, proud and moved. In that moment, everyone remembered Uncle Hồ (President Hồ Chí Minh) since his dream of independence had come true then.

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The latest news of our victory

“Here is the latest news of our victory. At 11:30 a.m, our troops reached Sài Gòn, attacked and occupied the Independence palace. General Staff of the puppet Government and Dương Văn Minh surrendered unconditionally. The National flag of Việt Nam (red flag and a golden star in the middle) flew over the rooftop of the Independence palace. Hồ Chí Minh campaign ended in a complete victory”. The news broadcast on the Radio the Voice of Việt Nam on April 30th, 1975 heartened the people across the nation.
Hà Nội, the heart of the country, was covered with red colour of national flags and flowers. People paraded along streets in a joyous sound made by loudspeakers, cheers, shouts. On that day (April 30th), initially, groups of people, then lines of people and finally a flood of people from the area near Hoàn Kiếm lake and Hà Nội Opera house flocked to Hoàn Kiếm lake, making it a square full of joy. “That night, Hanoi people set off fireworks to celebrate the victory. That night, people in Hanoi, and people all over the country shared the joy with people in Sài Gòn and in the South”.

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Saigon Radio had just broadcast the news on the surrender of President Dương Văn Minh, the news on the victory of the liberation army quickly spread throughout the nation and the five continents around the world. From that moment on, the mission to liberate the South was completed, the resistance against the US and the Vietnamese people ended in complete victory. The people of Saigon walked down the street to welcome the revolutionary soldiers. The national flag (Red flag and yellow star in the middle), the flag of the provisional revolutionary government of the Republic of South Vietnam filled the streets. Women, youths and children stood around soldiers, tanks, cannons. Everyone had a happy smile on their faces. Both Sài Gòn and the whole nation were filled with an indescribable joy. The joy got from the liberation of the nation is what the whole nation had been waiting for. That was the historic moment when the North and the South were united.

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