These days, the streets and alleys of Hanoi are flooded with red flags to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the liberation of the capital.
Hanoians celebrate the 69th anniversary of Hanoi's liberation from the French on October 10, 1954, by decorating streets with red flags and banners.
The anniversary of Liberation Day has been an inspiration for generations of Hanoians, who commemorate the city's glorious and heroic victory every year.
October 10, 1954 marked an important turning point, opening a new glorious period in the history of Thang Long - Dong Do - Hanoi. The capital was utterly free from the yoke of colonialism. Since that day, the Vietnamese people gained freedom and began to build a new society, opening the era of socialist revolution in the nation.
|A red flag flutters against the blue sky at Hanoi's historic Flag Tower. Photos: Duy Khanh/The Hanoi Times
| Solemn atmosphere in front of Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum.
|Bright red flags and banners stand out against the yellow-painted background of the Presidential Palace building.
| This large celebration poster is hung in front of the Dong Da District People's Committee.
|Every corner of Hanoi is decked out in red and blue to celebrate the remarkable event.
|Red flag banners dot the lush greenery of Hoang Dieu Street in Ba Dinh District.
|A motorcyclist rides through a large billboard erected on a street in the downtown.
|A blue banner depicting the Liberation Army marching in Hanoi in 1954 adorns Hoang Van Thu Street in Ba Dinh District.
|A peaceful and normal day in Hanoi in the celebration of its important event.