September 2 is the National Day of Viet Nam, one of the most important national holidays. It was on that day in 1945 that President Ho, on behalf of our people, read the Declaration of Independence, which officially ended the 100 year French domination.
As usual, in the morning of that day, there are a great parade of soldiers and a procession of working classes in the city centre. My family stays at home to watch the happenings of the anniversary in the live show on television. In the afternoon, we got to the Great Exhibition to know the achievements that our people have made so far. At night, we gather in front of the City Hall to watch fireworks and join colourful festivities on the streets.
The annual National Day always brings me joys and good memories. It reminds me of a decisive event in our national history.