Rain praying ritual of the Lo Lo in Ha Giang

Rain praying ritual of the Lo Lo in Ha Giang

10/21/2015 - 14:56

(VOVworld) – The Lo Lo celebrate many rituals each year – the spring ritual, the corn picking ritual, and the rain praying ritual. The Lo Lo in Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province, have held a rain praying festival for generations. This event is also a venue for people to meet and discuss business and for young people to date.

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Aesthetic values of Lo Lo costumes

Aesthetic values of Lo Lo costumes

10/13/2015 - 16:21

(VOVworld) – Although they live in remote, isolated mountain areas of Ha Giang and Cao Bang province and have a small population, the Lo Lo have a strong sense of culture and still wear their traditional costumes. Lo Lo women teach their children how to choose materials and sew traditional costumes and decorations.

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Culture of the Lo Lo on the Dong Van stone plateau

Culture of the Lo Lo on the Dong Van stone plateau

10/5/2015 - 16:22

(VOVworld) – The Lo Lo, also called the Mun Di, Man Di, La La, O Man, or Lu Loc Man, live mainly in the northern mountain provinces of Ha Giang and Cao Bang. Although they are a small population and live among other ethnic groups, the Lo Lo have maintained their own traditions and customs.

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The Bo Y’s preservation of their cultural uniqueness

The Bo Y’s preservation of their cultural uniqueness

9/28/2015 - 18:09

(VOVworld) – Although they are a minority, the Bo Y have been able to preserve their cultural uniqueness, which includes traditional costume, architecture, and wedding and funeral ceremonies.

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Cultural characteristics of the Bo Y

Cultural characteristics of the Bo Y

9/21/2015 - 18:24

(VOVworld) - The Bo Y have the smallest population of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. About 3,000 Bo Y people live in a few hamlets in Quan Ba and Dong Van district in the northern border province of Ha Giang. On today’s “Colorful Vietnam, Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups” segment, we will introduce the Bo Y.

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Pu Peo worship of the Forest Genie and forest protection

Pu Peo worship of the Forest Genie and forest protection

9/14/2015 - 16:54

(VOVworld) – The forest is a life-giving resource for the Pu Peo people of Ha Giang province. Every year, they dedicate a ritual to the Forest Genie to pray for favorable weather, bumper crops, and animal fertility. In this week’s edition of “Colorful Vietnam, Vietnam’s 54th ethnic groups”, Vinh Phong takes you to Ha Giang province to participate in a...

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Pu Peo people preserve traditional clothes

Pu Peo people preserve traditional clothes

9/8/2015 - 10:38

(VOVworld) - The Pu Peo are an ethnic minority group in the mountainous province of Ha Giang. Their costumes exhibit beautiful color combinations.

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Wedding ritual of the Pu Peo

Wedding ritual of the Pu Peo

9/7/2015 - 17:30

(VOVworld) – Living together with 22 other ethnic groups in Ha Giang province, the Pu Peo have maintained their culture, customs, and lifestyle. In this program, Vinh Phong will introduce the Pu Peo’s unique wedding ritual.

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Earthen-wall houses of the Pu Peo

Earthen-wall houses of the Pu Peo

8/24/2015 - 18:14

(VOVworld) – The earthen-wall house is typical of ethnic groups in the mountainous province of Ha Giang, including the Pu Peo. The Pu Peo believe that the success or failure of a family depends greatly on the land and the house they occupy. So choosing land and building a house is an important process that consists of several steps.

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Pu Peo ethnic group and its unique characters

Pu Peo ethnic group and its unique characters

8/17/2015 - 17:54

(VOVworld) – The Pu Peo is one of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups living in the northern mountain province of Ha Giang. Today’s VOV’s “Colorful Vietnam, Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups” begins a series on the Pu Peo, their customs and cultural values.

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Festival of the Dao in Binh Lieu

Festival of the Dao in Binh Lieu

8/10/2015 - 18:05

(VOVworld) – The Dao in Binh Lieu district, Quang Ninh province, consider the 4th day of the 4th lunar month an unlucky day for any work. On this day they take the day off from work to do whatever they want - meet friends, drink alcohol, dance, and sing.

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Epics in Raglai people’s cultural life

Epics in Raglai people’s cultural life

8/3/2015 - 17:58

(VOVworld) –Raglai epics are a narrative genre passed down orally from generation to generation. Epics are retold during community events. To Tuan talks about epics and their position in the cultural life of Raglai people.

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Chapi musical instrument reflects the Raglai soul

Chapi musical instrument reflects the Raglai soul

7/27/2015 - 18:06

(VOVworld) – Wealthy people of the Raglai group possess Ma La flat gongs, but poor Raglai people have the Chapi, a simple musical instrument that imitates the sound of the Ma La. 20 years ago the song “Chapi dream” by Tran Tien introduced the Chapi of the Raglai to the Kinh people. Since then the Chapi has been considered a...

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Typical musical instrument of the Raglai

Typical musical instrument of the Raglai

7/20/2015 - 18:18

(VOVworld) – The Raglai have many kinds of musical instrument - Ma La flat gongs, the Sarakel wind instrument, and the Chapi. In the Raglai’s cultural life musical instruments are treasured possessions and close friends. They appear at all important events such as ceremonies to say a last farewell to the deceased or to celebrate new rice and at performances...

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Grave leaving ceremony of the Raglai

Grave leaving ceremony of the Raglai

7/13/2015 - 17:24

(VOVworld) – Raglai people believe that there is a world for the living and another for the dead and only the world of the deceased is eternal. With such a belief, they organize a ceremony to say the last farewell to the deceased after the 1st or 2nd anniversary of their death.

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New rice ceremony of the Raglai

New rice ceremony of the Raglai

7/6/2015 - 16:48

(VOVworld) – The Raglai people have several ceremonies relating to the life cycle of a man or a tree. The new rice ceremony is the biggest event of all. After harvesting and stockpiling rice in warehouses, the Raglai organize a ritual to thank the heaven God, genies, and ancestors for blessing them with a bumper crop.

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Stilt house of the Raglai

Stilt house of the Raglai

7/2/2015 - 10:29

(VOVworld) – The Raglai prefer to build their stilt houses on high land areas near a water resource. Each hamlet has several stilt houses and the villagers are of the same clan. VOV’s reporter To Tuan introduces the stilt house of the Raglai.

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Raglai ethnic group in southern central Vietnam

Raglai ethnic group in southern central Vietnam

6/22/2015 - 18:10

(VOVworld) – The Raglai live on the eastern side of the Truong Son range, mainly in Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan province. Raglai people have lived in harmony with nature and developed unique cultural values.

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Van Kieu women make a living

Van Kieu women make a living

6/15/2015 - 17:26

(VOVworld) – Living in the remote mountain area of Quang Tri province, Van Kieu people face a lot of natural disadvantages and lack scientific knowledge on production and trading. In recent years the Women’s Union of Lao Bao township has supported Van Kieu women to develop household economy.

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Flute melodies of the Bru-Van Kieu echo through Truong Son range

Flute melodies of the Bru-Van Kieu echo through Truong Son range

6/8/2015 - 16:33

(VOVworld) – The Bru-Van Kieu residing in high mountainous areas of Quang Binh province have created several singing genres, dances, and musical instruments. Of their traditional musical instruments such as panpipes, Ta Lu mandolin, cymbals, and gongs, the flute is the most popular musical instrument.

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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...