Beginning in 1947, until his death, Ho composed an annual poem for the
Vietnamese people on the occasion of Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
He composed the following poem for the lunar New Year of 1948;

The Year of the Pig has passed on,
The Year of the Rat steps forward.
I send greetings to my fellow countrymen,
Our resistance will achieve victory;
Our people together in great unity,
Our country together in one heart;
United, we will surely win,
Independence determines success.
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