Independence Day of Vietnam
Independence Day of Vietnam was known as National Day which is one of Vietnam’s significant public holidays. The national holiday was observed annually on the 2nd of September to commemorate Vietnamese Independence from the aggressive war.
On the 2nd of September, President Ho Chi Minh read the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence and declared the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the North area after the success of the August Revolution in 1945. During the day, many people gather at Ba Dinh square in Hanoi to hear about the formation of a new government. However, the first time September 2nd was known as National Day was in 1954.
For expressing national pride, the local government and residents usually colour each street and public space to commemorate the Independence Day of Vietnam. Many red flags with gold stars in the middle are decorated by every Vietnamese family to express their patriotism. Besides, the portraits of Ho Chi Minh (Ho Uncle) are also decorated in many destinations in Vietnam.
Celebrating operations of Vietnam National Day were organised in different forms depending on the recent condition of each year. However, party leaders often pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum in the Hanoi capital, while Ho Chi Minh City organises a ceremony meeting. In order to congratulate the Independence Day of Vietnam, the presidents of many countries sent greetings to Vietnam.
Working in teaching jobs in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the popular jobs for foreigners who expect to have a stable time of jobs, a reasonable salary, and a multicultural environment. In addition, expats have opportunities to experience the culture and understand more about the history of Vietnam.
From 2021, Independence Day of Vietnam has more than one day to commemorate with a day before or after September 2nd according to each organisation and business. Many residents in Ho Chi Minh City decide to fly to new countries or nearby destinations such as Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, and Da Lat to relax and understand more about the national history on that special day, whereas others choose to visit their hometown to congregate with family members after a long-time apart.
On the other hand, foreign workers also have the same days off as the Vietnamese following the labour law. These days are the opportune time to travel to some Vietnamese destinations for understanding more about Vietnamese history and culture. There are many reasonable places for expats such as Ho Chi Minh’s Museum, the Reunification Palace, and War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Besides, they can experience some street shows, art performances and firework displays in the city.
Alongside travelling to other destinations, different places in Ho Chi Minh City are suitable for children such as Dam Sen Water Park and Suoi Tien Theme Park. Usually, the number of people in zoos and entertaining areas is crowned; therefore, supporting employees usually stand in different positions to guide visitors effectively.
Moreover, Thao Cam Vien (Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden) is also one of the popular destinations on National Day. Many people visit Thao Cam Vien to have a picnic with friends and families. Thao Cam Vien is surrounded by many kinds of trees and flowers; consequently, it is an opportune place for children on this public holiday.
Working as teaching jobs in Ho Chi Minh City, expats are able to have some outdoor activities with students and co-workers in these popular parks and zoos. Many international schools often organise extra-curricular activities for students on special days to strengthen their students’ soft skills.
Do you know about the Independence Day of Vietnam? If you work in teaching jobs in Ho Chi Minh City, go around the street and enjoy festival activities. With the multicultural environment of EMG Education, you will comprehend more culture and history not only in Vietnam, but also in other countries such as America, England, and France.