The National Flag red back ground with yellow star represents Vietnam’s spirit, solidarity of ethnicities, the revolutionary fight and heroic sacrifices of the Vietnamese people during the fight for national independence and reunification.
Learn about a familiar every day icon one may not think about. How much do you know about the design and the reasons artist Bui Trang Chuoc chose the particular images that make up the National Emblem of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam? It represents Vietnam’s sovereignty and national identity, a symbol for an independent country and it was formally adopted in 1956.
In 1944 Nguyen Van Cao composed what is now the National Anthem, but why did he originally write/compose it? This song was first formally played on 2 September 1945 during the Declaration of Independence Ceremony at Ba Dinh Square.
Ms. Tran Viet Hoa, Director of the National Archives Centre III
Ms. Le Thi Ly, Archivist and Vice-Head of the Promotions Department, National Archives Centre III
About Friends of Vietnam Heritage
Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) is an informal group of mainly Hanoi residents from many countries — including Vietnam. Their basic goal is the preservation and advancement of Vietnamese heritage and culture, and their purpose is to enhance and deepen the understanding of Vietnam’s culture. FVH functions as a non-profit educational group.
About National Archives Centre III
The Centre operates under the State Records & Archives Department of Vietnam, tasked with archiving documents and other materials related to State offices that are based North of Quang Binh province, as well as other materials of social/ cultural/ historical values, donated or acquisitioned from organisations and individuals.