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A guard remembers first Independence Day as if it was yesterday

When Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam’s independence 74 long years ago, Pham Gia Doc, 95, was there, standing guard, tears in his eyes.

Major hotspots brace for National Day tourism surge

As the 3-day National Day holiday nears, accommodations in tourism hotspots show varying occupancy levels, online reservation sites say.

Storm Podul to make National Day holiday a wet one

Storm Podul is set to bring heavy rains and strong winds in northern and north-central Vietnam during the long National Day weekend.
August 28, 2019 | 11:54 am GMT+7

Saigon prepares for fireworks to celebrate National Day

Ho Chi Minh City will organize fireworks shows at three locations to mark National Day on September 2.
August 21, 2019 | 10:37 am GMT+7

Tour bookings surge on national holiday

Vacation enthusiasts are looking forward to the three-day Independence Day weekend and domestic travel bookings have soared.
August 31, 2018 | 02:59 pm GMT+7

Nearly 60 killed in traffic accidents over Vietnam's national holiday

The brief holiday witnessed 58 fatalities and more than 9,100 traffic violations.
September 05, 2017 | 10:26 am GMT+7

Saigon lights the fuse for return of National Day fireworks

The city's skies will once again be lit up in an effort to boost tourism.
August 30, 2017 | 10:37 am GMT+7

Reigning champion wins Washington's annual burger eating contest

Molly Schuyler eats 21 burgers in 10 minutes to claim her third title at Z-Burger's Annual Independence Burger Eating Championship.
July 05, 2017 | 09:06 am GMT+7

11 dead, 8 injured in traffic accidents on Independence Day

There were more than 8,600 traffic violations, with fines totaling $215,000.
September 03, 2016 | 10:51 am GMT+7

10 random truths about Vietnam

Believe it or not. A fact is a fact.
September 02, 2016 | 06:00 am GMT+7

HCMC to spend $90,000 on firework displays to celebrate Independence Day

Save the date: September 2 in Ho Chi Minh City for firework displays and other fun activities.
August 20, 2016 | 08:16 pm GMT+7
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