A series of photos show how the capital city and its people mark the country's historic day on Wednesday
Many people rise up and walk towards streets which are part of the National Day parade's route at 3 a.m.
Water and flags are distributed to people for free.
Many come to watch the parade, even though they live far from the city's center like this family who are from Dan Phuong District, which is about 20 kilometers away.
People sit or stand along downtown streets at 6 a.m., one hour before the ceremony starts.
A 21-gun salute opens the ceremony in the Vietnamese capital city on September 2, 2015. Photo credit: VnExpress
More than 30,000 people take part in the parade.
They walk through more than 40 streets which have been closed to vehicles since 9 p.m. the day before.
Children are part of the audience. Photo credit: VnExpress
People clap hands as the parade is passing them on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. Photo credit: VnExpress
People take photos with their cell phones on Van Mieu Street. Photo credit: VnExpress