Thanksgiving ceremony of the Bana

Thanksgiving ceremony of the Bana

12/8/2014 - 18:39

(VOVworld) – Adult Bana people periodically organize a thanksgiving ceremony to thank their parents for giving birth to them and bringing them up. VOV’s reporter To Tuan talks about this time-honored tradition.

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Peace worshipping ceremony of the Bana

Peace worshipping ceremony of the Bana

12/1/2014 - 16:32

(VOVworld) – A peace worshipping ceremony is one of the oldest rituals of the Bana people, who pray for good health, prosperity, no war, no disease, and no disasters in the village.

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Brocade weaving of the Bana

Brocade weaving of the Bana

11/24/2014 - 15:04

(VOVworld) – The Bana have an aged-old tradition of brocade weaving. Their handmade products have elegant patterns and colors which reflect their rich culture and spiritual life.

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Wedding rituals of the Bana

Wedding rituals of the Bana

11/19/2014 - 15:00

(VOVworld) –Wedding rituals and marriage are important in the life of the Bana. Although their wedding rituals have varied at different times and in different regions, some traditional features have been preserved until today.

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Rong house of the Ba Na

Rong house of the Ba Na

11/10/2014 - 16:39

(VOVworld) – The Rong house of the Ba Na is a cultural venue for all villagers. Its typical architecture shows a harmony with nature and effectively protects the villagers from harsh weather and wild animals.

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The Ba Na in the Central Highlands

The Ba Na in the Central Highlands

11/3/2014 - 18:24

(VOVworld) – The Ba Na is a big group in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. VOV’s program “Colourful Vietnam, Vietnam’s 54th ethnic groups” will serialize the life of the Ba Na, who have developed and preserved typical features of the Central Highlands.

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Muong epic of land and water creation

Muong epic of land and water creation

10/27/2014 - 16:43

(VOVworld) – The Muong have an epic about the history of their group since the creation of land and water. The epic is a lively and creative encyclopedia of Muong traditions.

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Religious rituals of the Muong

Religious rituals of the Muong

10/20/2014 - 18:53

(VOVworld) – The Muong in Hoa Binh worship their ancestors and practice polytheism. Shamans are respected people who perform religious rituals for families and the community. The Muong consider shamans messengers of the gods.

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Doi calendar of the Muong

Doi calendar of the Muong

10/13/2014 - 18:33

(VOVworld) – The Doi calendar, which once was used by all Muong branches, is now used only by shamans of the Muong Bi in Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province.

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Muong cuisine

Muong cuisine

10/6/2014 - 15:15

(VOVworld) – Muong cuisine has a unique flavor because it is made from ingredients found in the forest and springs. Muong women have always depended on the natural, fresh taste of these ingredients whether cooking a daily meal or a feast for a worshipping ceremony or festival.

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Stilt house of the Muong Bi in Hoa Binh

Stilt house of the Muong Bi in Hoa Binh

9/29/2014 - 18:11

(VOVworld) – The Muong have maintained their traditional construction techniques in building stilt houses - choosing an orientation, building, and decorating the house.

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Unique weaving of the Muong

Unique weaving of the Muong

9/22/2014 - 18:31

(VOVworld) – Weaving is an age-old custom of the Muong. They perform every step manually - growing cotton, raising silkworms, weaving, dyeing, and making clothing items. The Muong produce brocade products that bear their cultural hallmark.

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Gongs in the life of the Muong

Gongs in the life of the Muong

9/15/2014 - 19:25

(VOVworld) - The gong as a musical instrument is an important cultural item in the life of the Muong. It appears in all community activities and throughout a person’s lifetime. The Muong consider gongs valuable possession to be preserved from generation to generation.

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Interesting wedding ritual of the Muong

Interesting wedding ritual of the Muong

9/8/2014 - 16:56

(VOVworld) – The Muong culture is expressed in the group’s lifestyle, customs, and beliefs. The wedding ritual of the Muong in Hoa Binh shapes the formation and development of the family and clan.

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The Muong group and their typical culture

The Muong group and their typical culture

8/30/2014 - 14:42

(VOVworld) – The Muong have a population of around 1 million who live mainly in northern provinces like Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa. The Muong culture is related to Hoa Binh culture dating back more than 10,000 years. Today VOV’s Colorful Vietnam – Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic Groups takes a look at Muong culture.

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The M’nong’s community organization and custom

The M’nong’s community organization and custom

8/25/2014 - 16:47

(VOVworld) – The M’nong have maintained many traditional customs which have helped enhance their communal bond.

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Preserving epics of the M’nong

Preserving epics of the M’nong

8/18/2014 - 16:22

(VOVworld) – The M’nong have a system of diverse epics. The “Ot N’Rong”, the oldest epic, reflects the social history of the M’nong. Vietnam’s cultural researcher have worked with localities to collect and preserve the M’nong’s unique cultural values, especially their epics.

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Lithophone: a special instrument of the M’nong

Lithophone: a special instrument of the M’nong

8/11/2014 - 15:12

(VOVworld) –People in the Central Highlands created the rock gong or lithophone, a musical instrument made of rocks, thousands of years ago. The sound of the lithophone can express the happiness or sadness of the Central Highlanders, the mystery of their majestic forests, or the murmur of a brook.

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Ama Kong’s elephant hunting tools

Ama Kong’s elephant hunting tools

8/4/2014 - 18:39

(VOVworld) – Ama Kong was called the Elephant King of the Central Highlands. He caught and tamed 298 elephants. When he died at the age of 102 in 2012, his family donated much of his hunting equipment to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

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Elephant taming job of the M’Nong

Elephant taming job of the M’Nong

7/28/2014 - 17:33

(VOVworld) –The M’Nong are famous for hunting and taming elephants in the Central Highlands. Elephant are their valuable assets and have an important position in their spiritual and cultural lives. Elephants are considered members of the community and everything related to the elephants must follow the M’Nong traditions.

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