Lantern festival in tribute to fallen soldiers

(VOVWORLD) - A flower and lantern floating festival was held on Thach Han River in Quang Tri province on Saturday to mark the 73rd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).
Lantern festival in tribute to fallen soldiers - ảnh 1Thousands of flowers and lanterns are released on Thach Han River

Thousands of lanterns were lit up in honor of those who sacrificed their lives for national independence and liberation. The event attracted war veterans, youth union members, and the locals.

During 81 days and nights in the summer of 1972, thousands of soldiers spared secretly crossed the Thach Han River to protect Quang Tri citadel.

Nowadays, Quang Tri citadel is preserved as a war remnant and Thach Han River is considered a graveyard without tombs.

Releasing flowers and lanterns on the Thach Han River is an annual activity, which later became a festival, as a way to pay tribute to those who laid down their lives for the nation.