Thailand has celebrated Thai National Flag Day, expressing gratitude to His Majesty King Rama the Sixth for bestowing the current version of the flag on the nation 101 years ago. (Source: thainews.prd.go.th) Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - Thailand has celebrated Thai National Flag Day, expressing gratitude to His Majesty King Rama the Sixth for bestowing the current version of the flag on the nation 101 years ago. Several provinces have held activities to mark the celebration, which was started last year by the government on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the national flag, while also promoting unity among the citizens. In Nong Khai province, the Provincial Governor presided over the ceremony. He handed a national flag to officials to be flown while the national anthem is being sung. Similarly, the Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Governor led civil servants and government officials in singing the national anthem in front of the provincial city hall. They also … [Read more...] about Thailand celebrates Thai National Flag Day
The national flag has flown at half-staff at Ba Dinh Square from 6am on September 26. The national flag flies at half-mast at the Presidential Palace. At the National Assembly House At the Central Office of the Communist Party of Vietnam At the HQs of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' HQs At Voice of Vietnam (VOV)’s HQs At the HQs of the Hanoi People’s Council and the Hanoi People’s Committee National flags are flown at half-mast on Tran Phu and Nguyen Tri Phuong Streets. Hanoi Flag Tower In front of a school’s gate The national flag has flown at half-staff at Ba Dinh Square from 6am on September 26. The national flag flies at half-mast at the Presidential Palace. At the National Assembly House At the Central Office of the Communist Party of Vietnam At the HQs of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee … [Read more...] about National flags flown at half-mast to mourn President Quang
Above is a view of the crowds as they begin to gather for the ceremony. Many people, like those pictured, travelled hundreds of kilometres from other provinces to attend the event. Pictured is a group of more than 60 Cao Lan ethnic minority people from the district of Ham Yen in Tuyen Quang Province who travelled great distances to participate in the ceremony. As an exception to normal protocol, the national flag was not lowered yesterday (on the evening of September 1) so that the flag presentation ceremony does not have a flag raising ritual. At 6am, soldiers of the Command for Protection of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum begin the ceremony. The flag honour guard is comprised of 34 soldiers representing the first 34 members of the forces of the Armed Propaganda Unit for National Liberation, the predecessor of the Vietnam People’s Army. Pictured: People sing the national anthem. Hundreds line up to offer incense to late President Ho Chi Minh and the millions of soldiers … [Read more...] about Tens of thousands attend National Flag ceremony at Ba Dinh Square
On September 2, 1945 at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, declaring to the world the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Ever since, September 2, 1945 has become a glorious landmark in the nation’s history. Hanoi and places throughout the country are decorated with national flags, posters, banners and flowers on the day marking that historic moment 73 years ago when Vietnam achieved full independence. Offices, schools, hospitals and parks all celebrate National Day in their own special way. A father and son explore photos of important national landmarks, including the National Day, outside the Vietnam Military History Museum. Tens of thousands of people across the country pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his Mausoleum over the National Day weekend. A long queue of people line up to pay tribute to President Ho Chi Minh on Ngoc Ha Street. Posters to mark the National … [Read more...] about Streets painted red with national flags for National Day
The red represents the revolutionary zeal and symbolises the blood and tears that have fallen for the country's independence. The yellow star in the middle is the symbol of the nation’s soul. The five pointed star represents the people uniting together to defend and develop the country. Located about 30 km from the centre of Hanoi, Tu Van village (Le Loi commune, Thuong Tin district) is famous for its garments. Nguyen Van Phuc's family has a tradition of making national flags for four generations. The national flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is rectangular in shape, its width is equal to two thirds of its length, in the middle of a fresh red background is a bright five-pointed golden star. Every year, Phuc’s family sells hundreds of thousands of national flags in all sizes. On holidays, especially in the days close to the National Day on September 2, the whole facility must work hard enough to supply the market. In order to improve their productivity, not only … [Read more...] about Sacred national flag!