Vietnam Flag: The History And Meaning

By | March 19, 2019

Everyone knows the Flag of Vietnam is a rectangular red flag, two-thirds wide in length, with a golden star in the middle. But not everyone understands the meaning of this flag. If you are looking to learn about the Vietnamese flag, this article of Explore One Vietnam is what you need

Vietnam Flag

1. History of Vietnamese Flag

The red flag with the yellow star appeared for the first time in the Nam Ky uprising against French colonialism (November 23, 1940), the author created a red background flag is comrade Nguyen Huu Tien (born on March 5, 1901, in Ha Nam province).

In May 1941 in Cao Bang, Ho Chi Minh presided over the VIII Central Conference to decide the establishment of Viet Minh – the opening of the Viet Minh program clearly stated: “After expelling the French empire and Japan will set up the Government Democratic Republic of Vietnam, taking the red flag of the 5-pointed gold star as the National Flag “. This is the first document officially stipulating the Flag of Vietnam is the red flag star yellow.

Successful August 1945 Revolution, the First National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1946 was recorded in the Constitution: “The Democratic National Flag of Vietnam is a rectangle with a width of two-thirds of its length. , red background, in the middle there is a golden star.

After the end of the Vietnam war and the country’s unification, the National Assembly of Vietnam met in Hanoi Capital, passed many essential Resolutions, inside recognized the red flag star yellow as the National Flag of the Republic Vietnamese Socialist.

2. The Meaning of the Red Flag With Yellow Star

The red background symbolizes the blood of soldiers who died for independence and freedom of Vietnam, and yellow indicates the skin color of Vietnamese people. The five stars represent the five primary classes in the society: the scholar, farmers, workers, traders, and soldiers together in the great family of people Vietnamese race.

Today, on holidays such as National Day and Lunar New Year, Vietnamese people often fly flags in front of their houses. Especially, if you come to this country on the days of football matches of the national team, you will feel overwhelmed and enjoyable with a forest of the red flag with yellow star used by people to celebrate when Their football team wins.

3. Some Beautiful Images of the Vietnamese Flag

Vietnam Flag

Vietnam Flag

Hopefully, after reading this article, you can better understand the origin and historical significance of the Vietnam flag. If you are backpacking in Vietnam and want to buy a T-shirt shaped like a red flag with the yellow symbol as a souvenir, you should visit Ben Thanh Market to find what you need.

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