Corn festival of the Cong

Corn festival of the Cong

(VOVWORLD) -The Corn Festival is a traditional celebration of the Cong people in Muong Te district, Lai Chau province. After the corn harvest in the 6th lunar month, the Cong gather to...
Longevity celebration of the Nung in Bac Giang

Longevity celebration of the Nung in Bac Giang

(VOVWORLD) -The Vietnamese have a tradition of worshipping their ancestors to honor their predecessors’ merit. But the Nung people of Bac Giang province don’t worship the deceased. Instead, they...
Pang A festival of the La Ha

Pang A festival of the La Ha

(VOVWORLD) -La Ha is an ethnic minority group living along the Da river in the northern mountainous provinces of Son La and Lai Chau. Despite social changes, the La Ha...
House architecture of the Mong

House architecture of the Mong

(VOVWORLD) - Among the hill sides rising up to Dong Van karst plateau in Ha Giang province, travelers are stunned by the magnificent natural landscape, lush terraced fields, and peaceful villages of Mong...
Wedding ceremony of the Mang ethnic group

Wedding ceremony of the Mang ethnic group

(VOVWORLD) -The Mang ethnic minority people live in served mountain districts in Lai Chau province. Like other ethnic groups, they have upheld traditional customs and practices for generations while absorbing...
La Ha ethnic group

La Ha ethnic group

(VOVWORLD) -The La Ha people live in Vietnam’s northwestern region, mainly in Lao Cai, Son La, and Lai Chau province. In the past they lived off the land in isolated...
Motherhood goddess worshipping ritual of Red Dao

Motherhood goddess worshipping ritual of Red Dao

(VOVWORLD) - Worshipping goddesses of Motherhood, the protectors of babies, is an important ritual of the Red Dao in Lao Cai province. Their ceremony pays gratitude to the goddesses and asks...
Muong culture in schools

Muong culture in schools

(VOVWORLD) - Thanh Son district in Phu Tho province has launched a program to preserve and promote Muong culture by establishing cultural spaces in schools
Spring Festivals in mountain regions

Spring Festivals in mountain regions

(VOVWORLD) - Spring is the season of festivals across Vietnam. For ethnic groups in mountain regions, spring festivals are opportunities to relax and pray for a good new year. Each ethnic group in Vietnam observes its traditional...
Wood stove of the Tay in Binh Lieu

Wood stove of the Tay in Binh Lieu

(VOVWORLD) - The wood stove has an important position in the life and culture of the Vietnamese people as it provides light, cooks food, and warms up the house. The Tay in Binh...
Tet customs of Vietnamese ethnic groups

Tet customs of Vietnamese ethnic groups

(VOVWORLD) -Each ethnic group in Vietnam has typical customs to welcome the New Year, which is called Tet in Vietnamese. Their uniqueness helps make Vietnam’s cultural diversity
Tradition of making Chung cake for Tet

Tradition of making Chung cake for Tet

(VOVWORLD) -Making Chung cake for the Lunar New Year is an aged-old tradition of Vietnamese people. Chung cakes are meaningful gifts and an indispensible offering on the ancestral...
Soul prayer ritual of the Thai

Soul prayer ritual of the Thai

(VOVWORLD) -The Thai in Vietnam’s northwestern region pray for the souls of sick people, new born babies, people traveling far from home, and new daughters-in-law to wish them good health...