New rice celebration of the Xo Dang

New rice celebration of the Xo Dang

(VOVWORLD) -The New Rice celebration is the most important ritual of the year for the Xo Dang. The villagers thank the Jade Emperor and genies and pray to them to be blessed with a...
Rong house of the Xo Dang

Rong house of the Xo Dang

(VOVWORLD) - Visiting the Xo Dang ethnic minority group in the Central Highlands, tourists are most impressed by a huge Rong house built in the center of the village. It’s...
The Xo Dang in the Central Highlands

The Xo Dang in the Central Highlands

(VOVWORLD) - Today VOV’s Colorful Vietnam: Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups begins a series onthe Xo Dang, an indigenous people of Vietnam’s Central Highlands
House of the Nung

House of the Nung

(VOVworld) – House of each ethnic group in Vietnam have their own distinctive features embracing their cultural identity. To Tuan introduces houses of the Nung
Identifying Nung people by their costume

Identifying Nung people by their costume

(VOVworld) – The costume of the Nung is not as colorful as that of other ethnic groups. Nung clothes are made of indigo dyed fabric with very few decorations or embroidery....
The Nung ethnic group

The Nung ethnic group

(VOVworld) – The Nung have about 1 million people, ranking 7th in population among Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups.  They live in all 63 provinces of Vietnam, but mainly in northern provinces of Lang Son, Cao Bang...
Costumes of the Ha Nhi

Costumes of the Ha Nhi

(VOVworld) – The Ha Nhi grow cotton for the fabric they weave and make into clothes. Today VOV’s reporter To Tuan describes the Ha Nhi clothing
Rain blessing ceremony of the Ha Nhi

Rain blessing ceremony of the Ha Nhi

(VOVworld) – The rain blessing ceremony is one of 7 annual festivals of the Ha Nhi. It takes place at the end of the summer when rice and maize are maturing. Rituals at the rainy season festival...
Crop blessing rite of the Ha Nhi

Crop blessing rite of the Ha Nhi

(VOVworld) – The Ha Nhi have many important ceremonies each year including the Lunar New Year festival, forest worship, and crop blessing rite. To Tuan describes the Ha Nhi’s crop...
Worship of hamlet genies

Worship of hamlet genies

(VOVworld) – Living in high mountains, the Ha Nhi depend largely on nature. They believe that genies have blessed them with a peaceful life and given them forests, water, rice, and other...
Traditional work of the Ha Nhi

Traditional work of the Ha Nhi

(VOvworld) – Settling in high mountains for hundreds of year, the Ha Nhi depend on agricultural production on terraced fields. They have well-organized irrigation systems and have mastered cultivation techniques on terraced...
Ha Nhi’s worship of the kitchen genie

Ha Nhi’s worship of the kitchen genie

(VOVworld) – The Ha Nhi consider water the source of life and fire the source of power. The woodstove space is the key spot in their house. They put a sacred...
The Hà Nhì ethnic group

The Hà Nhì ethnic group

(VOVworld) – The Hà Nhì ethnic group has about 21,700 people living in Vietnam’s northwestern provinces bordering China and Laos
Wedding ceremony of the Khmer

Wedding ceremony of the Khmer

(VOVworld) – Getting married is an important event in a person’s life. Khmer boys and girls are free to date but must follow many rules and customs for marriage. Today...
Traditional dance of the Khmer

Traditional dance of the Khmer

(VOVworld) – The Khmer have developed many dances for different occasions which reflect their creativity, aesthetic sense, and cultural and social values
Khmer costumes

Khmer costumes

(VOVworld) – The clothing of the Khmer in southern Vietnam is unlike the costumes of other ethnic groups
 5-tone musical instrument of the Khmer

5-tone musical instrument of the Khmer

(VOVworld) – The Khmer in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have inherited Angkor culture with influences from the local wet rice civilization and Chinese and Cham ethnic groups.
Chol Chnam Thmay festival of the Khmer

Chol Chnam Thmay festival of the Khmer

(VOvworld) – Chol Chnam Thmay is the New Year celebration of the Khmer. Their biggest festival of the year marks the end of the dry season and the beginning of a new...
 Doi pagoda of the Khmer

Doi pagoda of the Khmer

(VOVworld) – There are about 600 Khmer Theravada pagodas in the Mekong Delta. Doi, which means Bat in English, is one of the most beautiful pagodas with typical Khmer architecture. Doi...