Lantern festival marks invalids, martyrs’ day

  • Photo: Locals pay tribute to heroic soldiers. VNA Photo: Trịnh Bang Nhiệm
    Photo: Locals pay tribute to heroic soldiers. VNA Photo: Trịnh Bang Nhiệm
  • Photo: A boat filled with flowers is floated within the festival. VNA Photo: Trịnh Bang Nhiệm
    Photo: A boat filled with flowers is floated within the festival. VNA Photo: Trịnh Bang Nhiệm
  • Photo: An overview of the Thach Han River wharf during the lantern floating festival. VNA Photo: Trịnh Bang Nhiệm
    Photo: An overview of the Thach Han River wharf during the lantern floating festival. VNA Photo: Trịnh Bang Nhiệm
An annual lantern floating festival was held on Thach Han river in Quang Tri town of the central province of the same name on July 19 to mark the 72nd anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27). More than 15,000 lanterns were lighted up in honour of the people who sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence and liberation. Quang Tri is home to 72 war martyrs’ cemeteries, totaling nearly 70,000 graves. VNA Photo: Trịnh Bang Nhiệm

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