Tiến Quân Ca
|English: Marching Song|
National anthem of Vietnam
|Lyrics||Văn Cao, 1944|
|Music||Văn Cao, 1944|
|Adopted||1945 (North Vietnam)
|Relinquished||1976 (North Vietnam)|
The "Marching Song" (Vietnamese: Tiến Quân Ca, pronounced [tjə̌n kwən kaː]), also known as the "Army March" and the "Song of Advancing Soldiers", is the national anthem of Vietnam, both written and composed by Văn Cao in 1944. The "Marching Song" was adopted as the national anthem of North Vietnam in 1945, and was adopted as the national anthem of the new Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1976, following the reunification of both North Vietnam and South Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War.
When Vietnam was unified following the end of the Vietnam War, the "Marching Song" became the national anthem of the unified Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1976. During the wars there was a movement to replace this national anthem as the "Marching Song" was deemed outdated, but no reasonable alternative ever materialized.
Although the "Song of Advancing Soldiers" consists of two verses, only the first is recognized and used as the official anthem of Vietnam.
Only the first verse is currently Vietnam's national anthem.
- Vietnam: Tiến Quân Ca - Audio of the national anthem of Vietnam, with information and lyrics
- Tap Chi Xay Dung Dang, 08/1999 - Both a vocal and an instrumental version of the Anthem is available at the website for "Tap Chi Xay Dung Dang", the Constructive Magazine of the Communist Party of Vietnam.