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...
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...
Flower Festival of the Cong in Dien Bien

Flower Festival of the Cong in Dien Bien

(VOVWORLD) -The Cong group has around 1,000 people living mainly in Dien Bien province. At the end of the year they are cheerfully organizing a flower festival to celebrate...
Khen panpipe, a cultural value of the Mong

Khen panpipe, a cultural value of the Mong

(VOVWORLD) -Playing the Khen panpipe and dancing is a custom of the Mong. The Khen panpipe is a musical instrument that expresses deep feelings and connects this life to the...
M’nong elephant worship

M’nong elephant worship

(VOVWORLD) -Among the ethnic groups of the Central Highlands, the M’nong are famous for capturing and taming elephants. The elephant, a big asset, plays an important role in their...
Folk games of the Cham people in Ninh Thuan

Folk games of the Cham people in Ninh Thuan

(VOVWORLD) -A majority of the population in Ninh Thuan province are Cham. They have preserved their traditional festivals and folk games both for enjoyment and to strengthen community bonds
Water resource worship of the Ede

Water resource worship of the Ede

(VOVWORLD) -Water resource worship is a unique ritual of the Ede in the Central Highlands. It’s held annually to pay tribute to the water genie, who has brought them happiness...
Brocade weaving: dexterity of M’Nong women

Brocade weaving: dexterity of M’Nong women

(VOVWORLD) -M’nong women in many hamlets in Dak Ndrung commune, Dak Nong province, are engaged in weaving brocade fabric. Their colorful products show off their dexterity and diligence...