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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The Hà Nhì ethnic group

The Hà Nhì ethnic group

3/30/2016 - 15:13

(VOVworld) – The Hà Nhì ethnic group has about 21,700 people living in Vietnam’s northwestern provinces bordering China and Laos.

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Wedding ceremony of the Khmer

Wedding ceremony of the Khmer

3/22/2016 - 16:29

(VOVworld) – Getting married is an important event in a person’s life. Khmer boys and girls are free to date but must follow many rules and customs for marriage. Today VOV will describe a traditional Khmer marriage.

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“Ro bam”, a typical dance-drama of the Khmer

“Ro bam”, a typical dance-drama of the Khmer

3/17/2016 - 18:06

(VOVworld) – “Ro bam” or “Rom Ro bam” is a classical dance-drama on the Khmer’s royal stage. Among the Khmer theatrical forms, Ro bam dance is considered the summit of artistic values. Hong Hanh Chi has a story “Ro bam, a typical dance-drama of the Khmer”.

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Traditional dance of the Khmer

Traditional dance of the Khmer

3/8/2016 - 14:39

(VOVworld) – The Khmer have developed many dances for different occasions which reflect their creativity, aesthetic sense, and cultural and social values.

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Khmer costumes

Khmer costumes

3/2/2016 - 18:56

(VOVworld) – The clothing of the Khmer in southern Vietnam is unlike the costumes of other ethnic groups.

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5-tone musical instrument of the Khmer

 5-tone musical instrument of the Khmer

2/22/2016 - 16:51

(VOVworld) – The Khmer in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have inherited Angkor culture with influences from the local wet rice civilization and Chinese and Cham ethnic groups.

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Chol Chnam Thmay festival of the Khmer

Chol Chnam Thmay festival of the Khmer

2/15/2016 - 16:47

(VOvworld) – Chol Chnam Thmay is the New Year celebration of the Khmer. Their biggest festival of the year marks the end of the dry season and the beginning of a new year and new crops. The 3-day Chol Chnam Thmay festival takes place in the middle of April.

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Doi pagoda of the Khmer

 Doi pagoda of the Khmer

2/2/2016 - 9:56

(VOVworld) – There are about 600 Khmer Theravada pagodas in the Mekong Delta. Doi, which means Bat in English, is one of the most beautiful pagodas with typical Khmer architecture. Doi pagoda was built in the 16th century in Soc Trang province.

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Typical architecture of Khmer pagodas

Typical architecture of Khmer pagodas

1/26/2016 - 8:52

(VOVworld) – People who visit Khmer villages in the Mekong Delta are impressed by the high towers and curved roofs surrounded by palm trees of the pagodas. The 600 Khmer pagodas in the Mekong Delta constitute a unique cultural space of Vietnam’s southern region.

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Pagodas of the Khmer

Pagodas of the Khmer

1/18/2016 - 14:44

(VOVworld) – The Khmer are Buddhist followers and they build pagodas wherever they live. Pagoda is not purely a religious place but also a school for children and a venue for people to share production knowledge. Pagodas have played an important part in spreading and preserving the Khmer culture.

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Flat “Cốm’ of the Khmer

Flat “Cốm’ of the Khmer

1/11/2016 - 15:42

(VOVworld) – “Com dep”, flat glutinous green rice is a specialty of the Khmer in Soc Trang and people in the Mekong River Delta. “Com dep” is a popular dish and an indispensible offering in important religious rituals to pray to genies for favorable weather and bumper crops.

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Ngo junk race of the Khmer in Soc Trang

Ngo junk race of the Khmer in Soc Trang

1/4/2016 - 15:15

(VOVworld) – The Khmer in southern Vietnam race Ngo junks as part of the Ooc Om Bok festival to worship the Moon on the 10th lunar month. It’s a typical ritual of the wet rice agriculture to worship water and pray for bumper crops.

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Wednesday April 26, 2017

Wednesday April 26, 2017

(VOVworld) - Summer is coming around and it’s getting hotter in the northern part of Vietnam. The average temperature now ranges from 25 to 30DC. I enjoy this pleasant weather.

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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...