|National pride: Representatives of people from all walks if life march in procession to celebrate the 70th National Day in September 2016 at Ba Đình Square. VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng|
Every early autumn, the whole nation celebrates historic days. Ba Đình Square in downtown Hà Nội is a must-visit destination for all Hanoians and the Vietnamese people as a whole, as it hosted a ceremony on September 2nd, 1945 to announce the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam.
Reporters from Vietnam News Agency captured some of the nation’s historic moments.
|Glorious crowds: A mass meeting gathers thousands of patriots at the square in front of Hà Nội Opera House to launch a revolution to gain power held by the Việt Minh Front on August 17, 1945. VNA/VNS Photo|
|Iconic building: Hanoians take the Tonkin Palace in August 1945 back from the French regime. VNA/VNS Photo|
|Birth of a nation: President Hồ Chí Minh reads the Declaration of Independence on behalf of the provisional government to announce the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam. VNA/VNS Photo|
|Historic moment: A scene from the meeting on September 2nd, 1945 at Ba Đình Square to announce the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam. VNA/VNS Photo|