Vietnam National Anthem


Tiến Quân Ca – Vietnam National Anthem
Lyrics Văn Cao, 1944
Music Văn Cao, 1944
Adopted 1945
“Tiến Quân Ca” – Vietnam National Anthem in English means: “Army March”  is the national anthem of Vietnam. It was written and composed by Văn Cao (1923-1995) in 1944, and was adopted as the national anthem of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945. It became the national anthem of the unified Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1976. Although written with 2 verses, only the first one is used as the official anthem.

Vietnam National Anthem

Vietnam National Anthem

English translation – Vietnam National Anthem
Verse 1
Armies of Vietnam, forward!
With one single determination to save our Father land,
Our hurried steps resound on the long and arduous road.
Our flag, red with the blood of victory, bears the spirit of the country.
The distant rumbling of the guns mingles with our marching song.
The path to glory is built by the bodies of our foes.
Overcoming all hardships, together we build our resistance bases.
Ceaselessly for the People’s cause let us struggle,
Let us hasten to the battlefield!
Onward! All together advancing!
For one eternal Vietnam.
(The sixth line was originally: “We swear to flay the enemies and drink their blood” This was changed to current wordings in 1955 by the Fifth Plenum of the First National Assembly.)

Vietnam National Anthem

Vietnam National Anthem

Verse 2
Soldiers of Vietnam, forward!
The gold star afluttering
Leading the people of our native land out of misery and suffering.
Let us join our efforts in the fight to build a new life.
Arise and break these chains.
For too long have we swallowed our hatred.
Be ready for all sacrifices and life will be radiant.

Ceaselessly for the People’s cause, let us struggle,
Let us hasten to the battlefield!
Onward! All together advancing!
For one eternal Vietnam.

Vietnam National Anthem

Vietnam National Anthem

Vietnam National Anthem

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