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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The Van Kieu preserve their stilt house

The Van Kieu preserve their stilt house

6/1/2015 - 15:13

(VOVworld) – Many of the Van Kieu’s traditional values and customs including their stilt houses have been affected by modern life. The Quang Tri provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has upgraded 16 stilt houses of the Van Kieu in Kalu hamlet in Dakrong district. Kalu hamlet has now become a cultural and community-based eco-tourist site of the Van...

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Weddings among the Van Kieu

Weddings among the Van Kieu

5/25/2015 - 17:53

(VOVworld) - Among the Van Kieu a wedding is an important event not only for the two families but for the whole village. After a period of dating, the boy and girl inform their families of their relationship and prepare a wedding. Modern weddings still involve rituals that are part of a long tradition.

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Van Kieu ethnic group follows President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example

Van Kieu ethnic group follows President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example

5/18/2015 - 16:56

(VOVworld) – The Van Kieu of Quang Tri province are the only ethnic group in Vietnam who have adopted President Ho Chi Minh’s family name “Ho”. They wanted to show their gratitude for the revolution and President Ho Chi Minh giving them a happier and more prosperous life. The Van Kieu continue to study and follow President Ho Chi Minh’s...

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Van Kieu ethnic group

Van Kieu ethnic group

5/11/2015 - 17:37

(VOVworld) – The Van Kieu group live mainly in Huong Hoa and Dakrong commune and Lao Bao township. The Van Kieu are also called Tri, Khua, Ma Coong, and Bru. During the war Van Kieu people wholeheartedly followed the revolution and President Ho Chi Minh and adopted Ho as their family name.

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Houses of the Giay

Houses of the Giay

5/4/2015 - 0:00

(VOVworld) – Ta Van Giay, a hamlet of the Giay in Sapa township, Lao Cai province, is nestled in Muong Hoa valley. The Hoa, or Flower, Spring provides water for the whole hamlet. The Giay take into consideration several things in building a house to ensure long-lasting happiness and prosperity for family members.

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Glutinous rice cakes of the Giay

Glutinous rice cakes of the Giay

4/20/2015 - 18:21

(VOVworld) – A worshiping feast of the Giay always includes cakes made from glutinous rice, rice powder, and puffed rice. These are farm produce that the Giay offer their ancestors when praying to them for good health, luck, and another bumper crop. The cakes are carefully made, representing the respect and feelings of people for their ancestors.

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Giay folk singing - binding the community

Giay folk singing - binding the community

4/13/2015 - 17:40

(VOVworld) – The Giay have diverse genres of folk singing. The lyrics are about legends, natural and social phenomena, love, and life. Community singing sessions always rally all villagers in the hamlet.

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Naming customs of the Giay ethnic people

Naming customs of the Giay ethnic people

4/7/2015 - 11:53

(VOVworld)- The Giay ethnic minority people pay special attention to children. When a baby is born, it’s a great joy to the whole family and clan. Their expectation for the child is reflected in the naming ceremony which embraces the cultural identity of the Giay.

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New Year’s “Going to the field” festival of the Giay

New Year’s “Going to the field” festival of the Giay

3/30/2015 - 15:06

(VOVworld) – The Giay people in every hamlet organize a “Going to the field” festival in the first lunar month to pray for peace, a bumper crop, prosperity, and good weather. The festival marks the end of the festive month and the beginning of a hard working year.

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Wedding of the Giay in Lao Cai

Wedding of the Giay in Lao Cai

3/23/2015 - 16:54

(VOVworld) – The Giay people care a great deal about marriage and the continuation of the family line. Their least concern is a family’s wealth or poverty. For them, the most important things are morality, family tradition, and respect.

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Giay ethnic group in Lao Cai

Giay ethnic group in Lao Cai

3/16/2015 - 17:57

(VOVworld) – The Giay ethnic group, which has about 38,000 people, lives mainly in Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Lai Chau, and Cao Bang provinces. They are called by different names such as Dang, Pau Thin, and Xa. Like other minorities of the Tay-Thai group, the Giay grow wet rice and raise domestic animals and fowls.

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Custom of asking for wedding presents of the Tay

Custom of asking for wedding presents of the Tay

3/9/2015 - 18:27

(VOVworld) - Like many other ethnic groups, the Tay people consider marriage an important event of the family and the whole clan. They uphold several marriage rules and rituals. The man has to show his love, intelligence, and honesty to make his wife happy. Customarily, the groom’s family pays almost all the wedding costs and the bride’s family contributes a...

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Long tong festival of the Tay in Lang Son

Long tong festival of the Tay in Lang Son

3/2/2015 - 16:20

(VOVworld) – At the beginning of the lunar year, about 200 Long tong, Going to the field, festivals are organized in Tay hamlets in Lang Son province. The festival takes place in the first lunar month to pray for the new crop.

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Tay people welcome Tet

Tay people welcome Tet

2/23/2015 - 9:00

(VOVworld) – The Tay in Lang Son are cheerfully celebrating the Lunar New Year festival, the most important event of the year. To the boisterous sounds of gongs and drums, the Tay prepare thoroughly to welcome a lion dance troupe to visit their home on the first days of the new year

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“Second Damsel” festival: a typical religious ritual of the Tay

“Second Damsel” festival: a typical religious ritual of the Tay

2/9/2015 - 18:32

(VOVworld) - The Nang Hai, which means Second Damsel or Damsel of the Moon, festival is a time-honored festival reflecting ancient Vietnamese people’s hope for fertility. VOV introduces highlights of the festival organized by the Tay people in Cao Bang.

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First rites in the lifespan of the Tay people

First rites in the lifespan of the Tay people

2/2/2015 - 17:52

(VOVworld) – The Tay people believe that during a person’s lifespan he must meet all his relatives in 4 ritual ceremonies: his 1st month ceremony as a newborn, his wedding, his housewarming, and his funeral. VOV will look at the 1st month ceremony which launches a baby on his new life.

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“Then” singing of the Tay in Binh Lieu

“Then” singing of the Tay in Binh Lieu

1/26/2015 - 18:15

(VOVworld) – “Then” is a ritual singing and dancing genre of the Tay. Female and male Then singers perform Then in front of the altars at sacred places. The Tay in Binh Lieu, Quang Ninh province, sing Then when young boys and girls court each other, when house owners welcome guests, and when people make wishes at wedding ceremonies.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017

(VOVworld) - We are very glad to know that Gerry Neumann has returned to his home in England safe and sound. On his latest email on March 20, Gerry wrote...

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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...