Nung’s birthday celebrations demonstrate filial piety

Nung’s birthday celebrations demonstrate filial piety

8/23/2016 - 16:24

(VOVworld) – The Nung don’t commemorate the death anniversaries of the deceased. The children organize birthday celebrations for their parents to congratulate them on their longevity and show their deep gratitude for their parental merits.

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Then singing of the Nung

Then singing of the Nung

8/15/2016 - 18:14

(VOVworld) – Then singing, also called Lau Then, is a traditional kind of ritual singing of the Nung. Then singing reflects the Nung’s religious life as well as their cultural values.

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Nung’s New Year celebration and the meal to chase away bad luck

Nung’s New Year celebration and the meal to chase away bad luck

8/10/2016 - 16:11

(VOVworld) – Like many other ethnic groups, the Nung’s New Year festival is the biggest event of the year. They perform several rituals to say farewell to the old year and welcome the new year. In this edition of Colorful Vietnam - Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, we introduce the Nung Phan Sinh’s New Year celebration and their meal to chase...

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Wedding custom of the Nung

Wedding custom of the Nung

8/1/2016 - 16:37

(VOVworld) - In the past a Nung marriage was arranged by the parents. Over the years, some of their backward customs have evolved and now Nung adolescents are allowed to date before getting married. Today we’ll discuss Nung wedding customs.

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Cuisine of the Nung

Cuisine of the Nung

7/27/2016 - 16:15

(VOVworld) - The Nung live at higher elevations and have a tradition of self-sufficiency. The Nung live close to nature and eat whatever they can grow or gather in the forest. Some of their dishes have become specialties of Lang Son’s tourism.

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Land genie worship ritual of the Nung

Land genie worship ritual of the Nung

7/19/2016 - 14:43

(VOVworld) – Worshiping the land genie is one of the major rituals of the Nung. When they settle in a new place to form a hamlet, the first thing they do is to build a temple to worship the local land genie. The temple is also dedicated to the founders of the hamlet. To Tuan introduces the land genie worship...

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The Nung hamlets in Chi Lang, Lang Son

The Nung hamlets in Chi Lang, Lang Son

7/13/2016 - 16:33

(VOVworld) – Tourists visiting the northern province of Lang Son are greatly impressed by the peaceful hamlets of the Nung dotting the valleys, hillsides, and river banks. To Tuan introduces a Nung hamlet in Chi Lang commune.

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The Nung close-knit community

The Nung close-knit community

7/6/2016 - 15:27

(VOVworld) – Nung society has developed close connections in residence, lifestyle, economics, and culture. The Nung live harmoniously and united in a close-knit community.

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House of the Nung

House of the Nung

6/29/2016 - 17:30

(VOVworld) – House of each ethnic group in Vietnam have their own distinctive features embracing their cultural identity. To Tuan introduces houses of the Nung.

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Identifying Nung people by their costume

Identifying Nung people by their costume

6/21/2016 - 15:45

(VOVworld) – The costume of the Nung is not as colorful as that of other ethnic groups. Nung clothes are made of indigo dyed fabric with very few decorations or embroidery. Their dressing habits reflect their culture and customs.

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The Nung ethnic group

The Nung ethnic group

6/13/2016 - 0:00

(VOVworld) – The Nung have about 1 million people, ranking 7th in population among Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups. They live in all 63 provinces of Vietnam, but mainly in northern provinces of Lang Son, Cao Bang, Bac Can, Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, and Tuyen Quang. The Nung have a long history of development and many age-old, unique customs have been...

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Costumes of the Ha Nhi

Costumes of the Ha Nhi

6/6/2016 - 16:36

(VOVworld) – The Ha Nhi grow cotton for the fabric they weave and make into clothes. Today VOV’s reporter To Tuan describes the Ha Nhi clothing.

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Rain blessing ceremony of the Ha Nhi

Rain blessing ceremony of the Ha Nhi

5/31/2016 - 17:26

(VOVworld) – The rain blessing ceremony is one of 7 annual festivals of the Ha Nhi. It takes place at the end of the summer when rice and maize are maturing. Rituals at the rainy season festival are typical of people dependent on agriculture. They pray to the genies of agriculture, rain, and water to bless them with bumper crops,...

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Crop blessing rite of the Ha Nhi

Crop blessing rite of the Ha Nhi

5/23/2016 - 15:14

(VOVworld) – The Ha Nhi have many important ceremonies each year including the Lunar New Year festival, forest worship, and crop blessing rite. To Tuan describes the Ha Nhi’s crop blessing rite.

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Music, instruments, and dance of the Ha Nhi

Music, instruments, and dance of the Ha Nhi

5/16/2016 - 15:05

(VOVworld) – The Ha Nhi have developed a diverse folk culture of songs, musical instruments, and dances.

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Blanketed dating and wedding ceremony of the Ha Nhi

 Blanketed dating and wedding ceremony of the Ha Nhi

5/9/2016 - 18:37

(VOVworld) – The Ha Nhi are no longer bound by feudal rites and ethics. Young Ha Nhi people are now allowed to date before marriage. Today VOV introduces the Ha Nhi’s dating customs and wedding ceremony.

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Worship of hamlet genies

Worship of hamlet genies

4/29/2016 - 17:40

(VOVworld) – Living in high mountains, the Ha Nhi depend largely on nature. They believe that genies have blessed them with a peaceful life and given them forests, water, rice, and other kinds of food. The Ha Nhi attach importance to worshipping genies to thank their merits.

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Traditional work of the Ha Nhi

Traditional work of the Ha Nhi

4/26/2016 - 9:05

(VOvworld) – Settling in high mountains for hundreds of year, the Ha Nhi depend on agricultural production on terraced fields. They have well-organized irrigation systems and have mastered cultivation techniques on terraced fields. Besides farming, they also do some handicrafts.

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Ha Nhi’s worship of the kitchen genie

Ha Nhi’s worship of the kitchen genie

4/12/2016 - 16:55

(VOVworld) – The Ha Nhi consider water the source of life and fire the source of power. The woodstove space is the key spot in their house. They put a sacred rock next to the woodstove to represent the kitchen genie, who is the house’s protector. VOV reports on the Ha Nhi’s worship of the kitchen genie.

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Forest worship ceremony protects water resources

  Forest worship ceremony protects water resources

4/10/2016 - 10:47

(VOVworld) – The lives of the Ha Nhi ethnic people are closely associated with the forest and brooks. They consider the forest their house and brooks the source of life and spiritual support. Generations of Ha Nhi have evolved many ceremonies and festivals to worship and protect the forest and brooks.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A: The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in Vietnamese culture with influences from Confucian and Buddhist ideology. It is a significant day not only for...

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

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(VOVworld) - It’s freezing cold during winter in South Korea. But the harsh weather cannot keep Vietnamese women there from wearing “Ao dai” – the traditional Vietnamese long dress, which...