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The Gie Trieng live in the Vietnam-Laos border area

The Gie Trieng live in the Vietnam-Laos border area

2/21/2017 - 15:38

(VOVworld) – The Gie Trieng, one of 6 tribes in Kon Tum province, has about 33,000 people. They live in Dak Glei and Ngoc Hoi district along the Ho Chi Minh trail near the border with Laos. Like other ethnic groups in Vietnam, the Gie Trieng have a distinct culture and have contributed to national construction.

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ASEAN Village shines at multicultural festival in Australia

ASEAN Village shines at multicultural festival in Australia

2/20/2017 - 18:42

(VOVworld) – Vietnamese land, people and culture were introduced to international friends at the ASEAN Village set up as part of a national multicultural festival in Australia last week.

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Prime Minister pays tribute to President Ho Chi Minh

Prime Minister pays tribute to President Ho Chi Minh

2/19/2017 - 15:38

(VOVworld) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc laid a wreath and offered incense to President Ho Chi Minh at the Kim Lien special national relic site in Nghe An province on Saturday afternoon.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2/17/2017 - 16:47

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 the couple involved but also for their entire families and it usually includes quite a few formal ritual observances.

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Ambassador promotes Vietnam’s Ao dai

Ambassador promotes Vietnam’s Ao dai

2/17/2017 - 16:24

(VOVworld) – Diplomat Pham Sanh Chau has initiated the idea of wearing Ao dai to promote Vietnamese traditional attire. Donning a black Ao dai and head covering, Chau amazed So villagers when he visited them in Quoc Oai district on the outskirt of Hanoi last month.

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Typical characteristics of villages in northern Vietnam

Typical characteristics of villages in northern Vietnam

2/16/2017 - 22:21

(VOVworld)-Villages in the northern region of Vietnam are populated by people of the same bloodline sharing the same means of livelihood. The close link between villagers is evident in land ownership, village architecture, spiritual life, lifestyle, and community standards.

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Vietnam to invest more in science and technology

Vietnam to invest more in science and technology

2/14/2017 - 16:15

(VOVworld) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has promised greater investment in personnel and infrastructure in the science and technology sector.

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Mosque - center of solidarity of Cham ethnic people in Tay Ninh

Mosque - center of solidarity of Cham ethnic people in Tay Ninh

2/13/2017 - 16:18

(VOVworld)-Tay Ninh province has more than 3,000 Cham people who practice Islam. Their mosques are also cultural centers promoting solidarity among the Cham villages.

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Spring village festivals

Spring village festivals

2/12/2017 - 17:56

(VOVworld)-Village festivals offer a way to preserve the national identity and educate younger generations about their origins. Village festivals are usually held in the spring.

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Dao Thuc village water puppetry lures visitors

Dao Thuc village water puppetry lures visitors

2/10/2017 - 14:22

(VOVworld) – When spring comes, people flock to Dao Thuc village on the outskirts of Hanoi to watch comical water puppet performances. VOV reporter Dieu Linh visited the village this week.

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Wednesday February 8, 2017

Wednesday February 8, 2017

2/9/2017 - 18:49

A: VOV’s Letter Box is back after one week off for special features celebrating Vietnam’s Lunar New Year. We hope you are all well. Thank you very much for sending us your New Year’s Greetings and best wishes for the New Year.

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Worship paintings of Vietnam’s northern ethnic groups

Worship paintings of Vietnam’s northern ethnic groups

2/7/2017 - 17:34

(VOVworld) - Viet Nam is home to 54 ethnic groups, each with its own lifestyles, customs, traditions, and, of course, worship faiths. Ancestral and gods worship is central to the spiritual lives of the ethnic people living in Vietnam’s northern regions including Tay, Nung, Dao, Thai, and Muong. As the custom of hanging worship paintings in ritual ceremonies remained, a...

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H’re customs and belief

H’re customs and belief

2/7/2017 - 17:03

(VOVworld) – The H’re grow wet rice and other crops on terraced fields. Their religious practices are associated with rice. The H’re believe all things are administered by genies and they pray to the genies for peace, protection, bumper crops, and chasing away bad luck and diseases.

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Vietnamese Royal Embroidery - From past to present

Vietnamese Royal Embroidery - From past to present

2/7/2017 - 15:54

(VOVworld) -Vietnamese royal embroidery, the art of decorating fabric with a needle and thread, has a history of more than 700 years. As time passed, embroidery came and went in popularity, but it still connected closely to, and reflected the cultural values and beliefs, of the Vietnamese people. Nowadays, even though embroidery machines have become very sophisticated they still can...

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Spring festivals embrace Vietnamese national identity

Spring festivals embrace Vietnamese national identity

2/6/2017 - 18:19

(VOVworld)- The Yen Tu Spring festival opened on Monday in Quang Ninh province. The festival features ritual ceremonies, local ethnic groups’ cuisine. With a complex of pagodas, temples and towers, Yen Tu is considered the cradle of Vietnamese Buddhism.

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Provinces report increased travel during Tet

Provinces report increased travel during Tet

2/6/2017 - 9:36

(VOVworld) - Many provinces throughout the country have reported a large number of visitors during the Lunar New Year Festival or Tet.

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Ethic group cultures highlighted at spring festival

Ethic group cultures highlighted at spring festival

2/5/2017 - 16:35

(VOVworld)-Vistiors to the Culture and Tourism Village of Vietnam Ethnic Groups on the outskirts of Hanoi have been treated to a variety of traditional customs of Vietnamese ethnic groups.

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State President joins ethnic group Spring festival

State President joins ethnic group Spring festival

2/4/2017 - 16:58

(VOVworld)-Vietnam defines ethnicity affairs and national unity as being of strategic importance, said State President Tran Dai Quang at the opening ceremony of the 2017 “Spring colors throughout the country” festival in Hanoi on Saturday.

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“Spring Colors throughout the country” 2017 festival opens

“Spring Colors throughout the country” 2017 festival opens

2/2/2017 - 16:25

(VOVworld) – The “Spring Colors throughout the country” 2017 festival will open this Saturday and Sunday at the Culture Tourism Village of Vietnam Ethnic Groups on the outskirts of Hanoi.

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Rooster in Vietnamese folklore

Rooster in Vietnamese folklore

2/1/2017 - 10:00

(VOVworld) – The rooster is associated with Vietnam’s historical myths. From a domestic animal, rooster became a sacrifice that Vietnamese offer to the genies during the Lunar New Year festival. The year of the rooster 2017 is believed to be promising and favorable.

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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...