Viet Nam Independence Day 2017

This Saturday 2nd September is Viet Nam Independence Day, celebrating 72 years of freedom from France’s colonial rule.

France began ruling over Viet Nam in the mid 1800’s, as part of their colony ‘French Indochina’. On 2nd September 1945, following the end of World War II, Viet Nam’s first President, Ho Chi Minh chose freedom. Many thousands of people gathered in Ba Dinh Square in Ha Noi to hear him read the ‘Declaration of Independence’. 2nd September is officially known as Viet Nam Independence Day.

Vietnamese people have celebrated this as their national day ever since, and the tradition continues today. Many cities will have large public celebrations including fireworks and parade. People right across the country will celebrate the occasion by gathering with friends and family, and typically eating (and drinking) a lot! Many Vietnamese people will also take the opportunity for a weekend holiday. Popular plans for locals will be to escape the cities and visit their home towns or spend some time by the beach.

The In Country Tours office will be closed for the holiday from Saturday 2nd September until Monday 4th September.

Of course if you need us urgently we’re available via our hotline mobile number. For non-urgent enquiries, please send through an email or message and we will respond when we can. Full contact details are available here. ICT will be open again as normal on Tuesday 5th September.

In Country Tours wish everyone a happy and safe Viet Nam Independence Day and holiday weekend!


Ho Chi Minh Statue Flag full

Ho Chi Minh statue in Nguyen Hue Street