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...
The Nung’s singing

The Nung’s singing

(VOVworld) – Folk songs have been part of the Nung’s cultural treasure since days long past. The Nung consider singing folk songs a way to communicate and express their feelings...
Then singing of the Nung

Then singing of the Nung

(VOVworld) – Then singing, also called Lau Then, is a traditional kind of ritual singing of the Nung. Then singing reflects the Nung’s religious life as well as their cultural...
Wedding custom of the Nung

Wedding custom of the Nung

(VOVworld) - In the past a Nung marriage was arranged by the parents. Over the years, some of their backward customs have evolved and now Nung adolescents are allowed to date...
Cuisine of the Nung

Cuisine of the Nung

(VOVworld) - The Nung live at higher elevations and have a tradition of self-sufficiency. The Nung live close to nature and eat whatever they can grow or gather in the...
Land genie worship ritual of the Nung

Land genie worship ritual of the Nung

(VOVworld) – Worshiping the land genie is one of the major rituals of the Nung. When they settle in a new place to form a hamlet, the first thing they do is to...
The Nung hamlets in Chi Lang, Lang Son

The Nung hamlets in Chi Lang, Lang Son

(VOVworld) – Tourists visiting the northern province of Lang Son are greatly impressed by the peaceful hamlets of the Nung dotting the valleys, hillsides, and river banks. To Tuan introduces a...
The Nung close-knit community

The Nung close-knit community

(VOVworld) – Nung society has developed close connections in residence, lifestyle, economics, and culture. The Nung live harmoniously and united in a close-knit community
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...