Che worship of the Ede

Che worship of the Ede

(VOVWORLD) - The Ede ethnic group in the Central Highlands consider the Che, a big jar, a symbol of family wealth and prosperity. A Che full of alcohol is an indispensable item at all worship...
Jarai people’s Pran mat craft

Jarai people’s Pran mat craft

(VOVWORLD) - The Jarai people in Gia Lai province have maintained many traditional handicrafts, such as weaving brocade fabric and making musical instruments, bamboo papooses, and pineapple-leaf mats. In recent...
M’Nong people’s village gate worship ritual

M’Nong people’s village gate worship ritual

(VOVWORLD) - The M’Nong have lived in Dac Nong province for a very long time. They have created worship ceremonies to express their hopes and aspirations. Their worship of the village gate...
Aza, new rice celebration of the Pako

Aza, new rice celebration of the Pako

(VOVWORLD) - In the last month of the lunar year, ethnic people in A Luoi mountain district of Thua Thien Hue province celebrate Aza, the New Rice Festival. It’s one...
New Rice Festival of the Tay

New Rice Festival of the Tay

(VOVWORLD) - The celebration of new rice crop is one of the most important agricultural festivals in Vietnam. The Tay in the northwestern mountain region celebrate the New Rice Festival on...
Jew’s harp expresses love of Kho Mu men

Jew’s harp expresses love of Kho Mu men

(VOVWORLD) - Jew’s harp is a popular musical instrument of many ethnic groups, but it has never named as a national musical instrument. It’s mostly mentioned as a tool...
Tinh musical instrument of the Tay in Cao Bang

Tinh musical instrument of the Tay in Cao Bang

(VOVWORLD) - The Tinh is a typical string musical instrument of the Tay, Nung, and Thai ethnic minority people. It í played in all religious ceremonies, festivals, and singing sessions. Each group...
Poonah paper of the Cao Lan in Bac Giang

Poonah paper of the Cao Lan in Bac Giang

(VOVWORLD) - In the past the Cao Lan people in Khe Nghe hamlet, Bac Giang province, had a self-sufficient lifestyle. They practiced many crafts, including making poonah paper. Older villagers say making poonah...
The Stieng wedding custom of “repaying duty”

The Stieng wedding custom of “repaying duty”

(VOVWORLD) - The Stieng live mainly in Binh Phuoc province together with other ethnic groups. They have retained many of their traditional customs including the wedding custom of “repaying duty”
Power of Ba Na patriarchs

Power of Ba Na patriarchs

(VOVWORLD) - Hamlet chiefs of ethnic groups in the Central Highlands are called patriarchs. They used to be brave fighters or role models in production. When they are old, villagers venerate...
The Pa Then’s “Cap sac” ritual

The Pa Then’s “Cap sac” ritual

(VOVWORLD) - The Pa Then ethnic group has about 6,000 people living in several districts of Ha Giang province. They observe many traditional festivals and ceremonies each year, including the Lunar New Year...
The Nung’s longevity ceremony for parents

The Nung’s longevity ceremony for parents

(VOVWORLD) - The Nung people in Dong Hy district, Thai Nguyen province, have a tradition of organizing birthday parties for elders in the family to show children’s respect and filial...
Colorful costumes of ethnic women in Son La

Colorful costumes of ethnic women in Son La

(VOVWORLD) - Son La province has 18 ethnic groups living together despite their different customs and lifestyles. Traditional clothes are an important component of a culture, which identify ethnic groups and reflect their society...
Thai stilt house culture

Thai stilt house culture

(VOVWORLD) - The Thai, one of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, settle mainly in valleys near waterways which are suitable for growing wet rice and flax. The Thai live in stilt...