Entertainment activities to be suspended in memory of President

The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism on September 24 sent a notice to ministries, people’s committees of cities and provinces, and other state bodies nationwide requesting the cancellation of entertainment activities in memory of late President Tran Dai Quang.
President Tran Dai Quang (Source: VNA)
President Tran Dai Quang (Source: VNA)

All celebrations, art performances, sport events, and recreational activities are required to be stopped during the national mourning on September 26-27 while flags will fly at half-mast at State and overseas representative offices.

The respect-paying ceremony will start at 7am on September 26 at the National Funeral Hall on 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi.

The memorial service will then be held at 7:30am on September 27 also at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi. The burial ceremony will subsequently take place at 3:30pm the same day, in the President's native Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

At the same time, respect-paying and memorial ceremonies for President Tran Dai Quang will also be held at the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City and the Hall of the People’s Committee of Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

President Quang passed away at 10:05am on September 21 in Hanoi at the age of 62. 

According to the Board of Healthcare Services for Senior Officials, the President died at the Military Central Hospital 108 due to serious illness. 

Throughout his working life, Quang made many contributions to the glorious revolutionary cause of the Party and the nation. He was awarded with many noble orders and medals, as well as an insignia for 30 years of Party membership.

He served as President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam since April 2, 2016.