Dong Nai province authorities offered incense to commemorate late President Ho Chi Minh (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The 48th death anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (the 21st of the 7th lunar month) was marked in many localities with such activities as incense offering ceremony in the traditional style and exhibitions of photos on the national hero.

In the late president’s home province of Nghe An, provincial officials joined members of the president’s paternal and maternal families (Nguyen Sinh and Hoang Xuan) at an incense offering ceremony on September 11 (the 21st of the 7th lunar month) in the Kim Lien relic site, which preserves the house where Ho Chi Minh was born as Nguyen Sinh Cung and lived in the early years of his life.

Many families in Kim Lien village, the home village of the late president, also observed the commemoration at their home.

People also flock to the Kim Lien relic site to pay respect to the president.

On the occasion, the Department of Culture and Sports of Nghe An province is hosting a photo exhibition on President Ton Duc Thang, a close friend of Ho Chi Minh, at Kim Lien relic site.

The same day, a commemoration was held in Bien Hoa city, the southern province of Dong Nai.

A photo exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh is underway in the city.

President Ho Chi Minh, name at birth Nguyen Sinh Cung, was born on May 19, 1890 and passed away on September 2, 1969 (the 21st of the 7th lunar month). In Vietnamese tradition, the death anniversary is commemorated based on the lunar calendar.-VNA