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“Going into a trance” ritual depicted in Tran Tuan Long’s lacquer paintings

 “Going into a trance” ritual depicted in Tran Tuan Long’s lacquer paintings

3/10/2017 - 16:34

(VOVworld) - The lacquer painting exhibition “Mediumship” by Tran Tuan Long is under way at the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hanoi.

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Lacquer paintings feature Mother Goddess Worshipping belief

Lacquer paintings feature Mother Goddess Worshipping belief

3/9/2017 - 16:47

(VOVworld) – Twenty six lacquer paintings by painter Tran Tuan Long featuring the Mother Goddess Worshipping Ritual are on display at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum.

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The unique Mother Goddess Worship of Vietnam

The unique Mother Goddess Worship of Vietnam

2/20/2017 - 14:16

(VOVworld) – Mother Goddess worship, or Đạo Mẫu”, is very popular belief in an agriculture-based country like Vietnam, where farmers strongly depend on nature. When people are happy and joyful, they come to the Mother; and when they feel sad, they seek comfort from Her. Even long before the UNESCO recognition as the world’s intangible cultural heritage last year, “Đạo...

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Mother Goddess worship reflects the Vietnamese folk culture

Mother Goddess worship reflects the Vietnamese folk culture

12/16/2016 - 14:34

(VOVworld) – Mother Goddess worship, or Đạo Mẫu, was recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity at a UNESCO conference in Ethiopia, on December 1st. This folk belief embodying the Vietnamese folk culture has stood the test of time.

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Vietnam’s mother goddess worship, a world intangible heritage

Vietnam’s mother goddess worship, a world intangible heritage

12/9/2016 - 15:36

Mother Goddess Worship or Đạo Mẫu, which began in the 16th century in Vietnam, is the worship of the incarnation of nature goddesses. The practice of the belief in Mother Goddesses has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

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Photographer Tewfic El-Sawy on hầu đồng, a practice of spirit mediumship in Vietnam

Photographer Tewfic El-Sawy on hầu đồng, a practice of spirit mediumship in Vietnam

11/17/2016 - 16:44

(VOVworld) – Hầu đồng, or "going into trance" ceremony, is a ritual of spirit mediumship practiced among followers of Đạo Mẫu - a Vietnamese indigenous mother goddess religion. Captured by its artistic elements, New York based photographer Tewfic El-Sawy has spent the last 2 years to do a photo project about this ancient tradition of Vietnam. In today’s Culture Rendezvous,...

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Mother Goddess Worship and trance rituals in Vietnam

Mother Goddess Worship and trance rituals in Vietnam

6/15/2012 - 17:43

(VOVworld) - Mother Goddess Worship and trance rituals (or “hầu đồng”) are traditional religious practices in Vietnam, with the latter considered an art performance combined with music, singing, and dancing. Mother Goddess Worship and trance rituals, with their special cultural values, have stood the test of time and are part of the Vietnamese cultural heritages. Vietnam is completeing its dossiers...

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Lên Đồng or “Going into a trance” Ritual

Lên Đồng or “Going into a trance” Ritual

6/4/2012 - 11:19

(VOVworld) – Worshipping the Mother Goddess – Mother of the Universe - has been a time-honoured spiritual practice in Vietnam since prehistoric times. The ancient Vietnam people initiated the practice of communicating with the universe in the “going into a trance” ritual. Researchers call it a “living museum of Vietnamese culture”. Stay tuned for some insights from reporter Thu Huong.

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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...