Hanoi – 20 years as UNESCO City of Peace

Hanoi City of Peace stage.
Hanoi City of Peace stage.

On July 16, 1999,UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) presented the title “City for Peace” to Hanoi, Vietnam. On July 16 2019 the city has now held that title for 20 years and this was celebrated with big parades in the city. UNESCO has to date awarded this honor to 300 cities worldwide.

Hanoi City of Peace parade on Saturday July 13 2019.

Plenty of people were out on a beautiful Saturday, watching the parades and enjoying the celebrations in Hanoi.

Hanoi City of Peace parade on Saturday July 13 2019.
Hanoi City of Peace parade on Saturday July 13 2019.
Hanoi City of Peace parade on Saturday July 13 2019.
Hanoi City of Peace parade on Saturday July 13 2019.
Hanoi City of Peace parade on Saturday July 13 2019.
Hanoi City of Peace parade on Saturday July 13 2019.
Local dignitaries.
Local dignitaries.
More local dignitaries.
More local dignitaries.
Colorful traditional Vietnamese dresses.
Colorful traditional Vietnamese dresses.
This involves some ceramic urns that are sitting on the ground at the moment this picture was taken.
This involves some ceramic urns that are sitting on the ground at the moment this picture was taken.
The Blue Crew.
The Blue Crew.
Spectators watching the Blue Crew.
Spectators watching the Blue Crew.
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