The Hanoitimes - With An the participation of nearly 100 singers and dancers, the gala night art programme entitled “Unforgettable Days” was held in Dien Bien.
Dien Bien province, where the battle of Dien Bien Phu took place 64 years ago, to celebrate the victory that ousted the French from Vietnam.
With the participation of nearly 100 singers and dancers, the gala night brought the audience back to a historic period of the nation. Songs and dances were performed to celebrate the previous generations’ heroic struggles and sacrifices to secure a triumph which was described as having resonated across the five continents and shook the world.
Dien Bien gala night art programme entitled “Unforgettable Days”.
These are among activities to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory (May, 7, 1954 – May, 7, 2018). Earlier, flowers were laid and candles were lit at the A1 Hill War Cemetery on Sunday evening to commemorate the soldiers who died during the famous battle of Dien Bien Phu. More than 150 young people paid tribute to the fallen soldiers at the cemetery in the northern province of Dien Bien.
Young people lit candles at the A1 Hill War Cemetery in Dien Bien Province on May 6.
The battle in Dien Bien occurred between March and May 1954 under the command of General Vo Nguyen Giap. The victory led to the signing of the 1954 Geneva Accords in which France agreed to withdraw its forces from its colonies in Indochina.
The Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7, 1954 is considered a glorious “golden milestone” in the Vietnamese nation’s history of fighting foreign aggressors for national independence. It marked the complete collapse of old colonialism all over the world, paving the way for the movement of rising up to struggle for national liberation in colonial countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.