On April 30th, all Vietnamese have one day off from work to celebrate an important national events. April 30th, 1975 was a day that marked the end of Vietnam War and the start of a transition period leading to the formal reunification of Vietnam, bringing peace and liberty for the people and paving the way for the sustainable development of Vietnam.
Nowadays, April 30th is celebrated nationwide every year. Most major cities host music shows that perform victorious songs from the war. All houses are required to hang a red flag in front of their door and city streets are lighted up with red banners and flags. Most offices, both those based in Vietnam and the Vietnam ones based abroad, will be closed during this period.