Various activities are being held across the capital city of Hanoi to mark several major anniversaries in the next two months, including the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification (April 30), and President Ho Chi Minh’s 125th birthday (May 19).

A patriotic emulation campaign has been launched to encourage workers and students to do their best to fulfil the city’s yearly plans.

Many art performances and sport activities—including a national road cycling championship and a run around Hoan Kiem Lake - will be open to the public

On May 18, exhibitions, forums and talks to celebrate 125th birthday of the late President Ho Chi Minh will be held at many sites in the city.

Historic relic sites in the city, particularly those related to Ho Chi Minh’s life and career, will be upgraded on the occasion.-VNA