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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The Khmer in Vietnam

The Khmer in Vietnam

12/29/2015 - 16:40

(VOVworld) – Vietnam has 1.3 million Khmer people living in the southern provinces of Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Kien Giang, An Giang, Bac Lieu, Can Tho, and Vinh Long. The Khmer do farm work, fish, and produce handicraft products. They have a rich culture of folk songs, folk tales, festivals, temples, and pagodas.

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San Chi preserve their folk singing

San Chi preserve their folk singing

12/21/2015 - 14:56

(VOVworld) – The San Chi’s folk songs nurture their spirits from the time they are were born until they die. Despite social change and influence from other cultures, San Chi folk singing has been preserved and spread throughout the community.

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Family customs of the San Chi

Family customs of the San Chi

12/7/2015 - 18:02

(VOVworld) – The San Chi of Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province, have strict family rules and hierarchy. Family members love and respect each other without discrimination of daughters- or sons-in-law.

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Worship materials: the most precious assets of the San Chi

Worship materials: the most precious assets of the San Chi

11/30/2015 - 16:57

(VOVworld) – The San Chi consider their worship books and pictures their most valuable assets. They use them in specific rites and prayers for every important event. Anh Huyen introduces the worship books and pictures of the San Chi.

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Typical marriage ritual of the San Chi

Typical marriage ritual of the San Chi

11/24/2015 - 14:34

(VOVworld) – The San Chi in Bac Giang province still practice their traditional marriage rituals. Lan Anh tells you all about the San Chi marriage culture.

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The San Chi’s livelihood

The San Chi’s livelihood

11/9/2015 - 16:46

(VOVworld) – The San Chi live mainly in Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, and Thai Nguyen, growing rice and other crops on terraced fields. In places with favorable conditions, they grow fruit trees and medicinal herbs.

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Folk songs of the San Chi

Folk songs of the San Chi

11/2/2015 - 17:54

(VOVworld) – The San Chi have developed a rich cultural tradition with various types of folk arts. “Sinh ca” is a type of call and response singing that has been preserved and promoted in their everyday life for generations. Lan Anh looks at the importance of “Sinh ca” in the San Chi’s life.

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Overview of the San Chi group

Overview of the San Chi group

10/26/2015 - 16:38

(VOVworld) – The San Chi live scattered in Vietnam’s northeastern provinces – Cao Bang, Lang Son, Quang Ninh, Tuyen Quang, and Thai Nguyen. They settle in hamlets in high mountains and depend on farming got their main income.

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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...