Vietnam to celebrate 70th National Day with gun salute, grand parade

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Vietnam will celebrate the country’s 70th birthday this year with a 21-gun salute and a grand parade with the participation of around 30,000 people in Hanoi.
The government announced at a press conference in Hanoi Wednesday that the activities will be held in the morning of September 2, or the National Day, news website VietNamNet reported.
Cannons will be fired from the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long during the flag-salute ceremony, part of the National Day celebrations, followed by the grand parade.
Joining the parade will be around 30,000 people representing the armed forces, war veterans, workers, farmers, businesspeople, youths, women and ethnic groups living across the country.
Large LED displays will be installed along the streets where the parade will take place, including Nguyen Thai Hoc, Kim Ma, Lieu Giai, Hang Khay and Trang Tien.
Lieutenant-general Le Van De of the Ministry of Public Security advised people to stay at home to watch the parade on TV to reduce traffic congestion.

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