Ho Chi Minh Birthday Date: May 19
Ho Chi Minh Birthday is celebrated in Vietnam as a public holiday.
Ho Chi Minh was a Vietnamese revolutionary and statesman who later became Prime Minister and then President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh meaning ‘he who enlightens’ is credited as being the founder of the viet Minh Independent Movement in 1941 establishing communist control in part of Vietnam. This former president who was instrumental in winning freedom for the people of Vietnam is a popular and worshipped national figure. The City of Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in his honour. The Birthday of Ho Chi Minh is a very important national holiday for all of Vietnam especially in Ho Chi Minh city.
Ho Chi Minh Birthday History:
Festivals and celebrations are considered to be a major part of the lives of the Vietnamese people. Ho Chi Minh city has a lot of national heroes and leaders honoring them by commemorating their birthday or death. These are national holidays and applicable throughout the country.
Ho Chi Minh Birthday Traditions and Activities:
A delegation of state leaders led by the party general secretary lay wreaths at the mausoleum to celebrate his birthday. Representatives of the ministries of national defence, public security and the Hanoi authorities and a crown of local people also join in the tribute to ho Chi Minh.