Vietnam National Anthem

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Anthem History

adopted as the national anthem of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945; it became the national anthem of the unified Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1976; although it consists of two verses, only the first is used as the official anthem

Anthem Lyrics English

Doan Quan Viet-Nam Di

[March to the Front]


Verse 1

Soldiers of Vietnam, we go forward,


With the one will to save our Fatherland


Our hurried steps are sounding on the long and arduous road


Our flag, red with the blood of victory, bears the spirit of our country


The distant rumbling of the guns mingles with our marching song.


The path to glory passes over the bodies of our foes.


Overcoming all hardships, together we build our resistance bases.


Ceaselessly for the people's cause we struggle,


Hastening to the battle field!


Forward! All together advancing!


Our Vietnam is strong eternal.

Verse 2

Soldiers of Vietnam, we go forward,


The gold star of our flag in the wind


Leading our people, our native land, out of misery and suffering


Let us join our efforts in the fight for the building of a new life.


Let us stand up and break our chains.


For too long have we swallowed our hatred


Let us keep ready for all sacrifices and our life will be radiant.


Ceaselessly for the people's cause we struggle,


Hastening to the battlefield!


Forward! All together advancing!


Our Vietnam is strong eternal.

Vietnam Flag

Vietnam Flag

Flag History The red symbolizes the revolution and the blood shed in the struggle for independence. The five pointed star represents the unity of workers, peasants, intellectuals, young people and soldiers in building socialism.
Flag Date of Adoption 30 November 1955
Flag Symbolism red with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center

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