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National Flag

The red flag with a five-pointed golden star first appeared in an uprising against French troops in Nam Ky on November 23, 1940. The flag was created by Nguyen Huu Tien (born 1901 in Ha Nam province; died 1941). His enthusiasm for creating the National Flag was expressed clearly in a poem he wrote about it.

On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence at Ba Dinh Square among millions of people with red flags fluttering. On September 5, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh signed a Decree considering the red flag with a five-pointed golden star the National Flag. On March 2, 1946, the first National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam affirmed that the five-pointed star red flag is our National Flag.
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Vietnamese Flag Meaning:
The red base represents blood spilled during the country’s fight for independence. The star represents Vietnam’s unity and the points on the star represent the union of the workers, peasants, soldiers, intellectuals and young people working together in building socialism.