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Over 47,000 people visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum during Tet

At President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Photo: VNA
Nearly 47,500 visitors offered incense and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday from February 2-10.

Of the figure, over 16,900 were foreigners.

During the most important annual festival in Vietnam, people often commemorate their ancestors and those who rendered great services to the nation.

President Ho Chi Minh was born on May 19, 1890 in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, the central province of Nghe An. He devoted all of his life to the national liberation cause while tirelessly striving for peace and progress in the world.

He led the nation to success in the struggle for national independence and in establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) following the August Revolution in 1945. The President passed away on September 2, 1969.

The President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, opening to the public on August 29, 1975, is an important landmark of Hanoi capital city and stands integrated to the political and social history of Vietnam.