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...
Dum singing of the Muong

Dum singing of the Muong

(VOVWORLD) - The Muong are the fourth-largest of Viet Nam’s 54 ethnic groups. The Muong people inhabit Vietnam’s northern mountains, mainly in Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa province, where...
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...
Mint-honey, specialty of Ha Giang province

Mint-honey, specialty of Ha Giang province

(VOVWORLD) -Ha Giang province is well-known for vast buckwheat and mint flower fields. Mint-honey is a local treat as it has attractive flavor and high quality. The honey...
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...