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
Earthen-wall houses of the Pu Peo

Earthen-wall houses of the Pu Peo

(VOVworld) – The earthen-wall house is typical of ethnic groups in the mountainous province of Ha Giang, including the Pu Peo. The Pu Peo believe that the success or failure of...
Pu Peo ethnic group and its unique characters

Pu Peo ethnic group and its unique characters

(VOVworld) – The Pu Peo is one of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups living in the northern mountain province of Ha Giang. Today’s VOV’s “Colorful Vietnam, Vietnam’s 54 ethnic...
Festival of the Dao in Binh Lieu

Festival of the Dao in Binh Lieu

(VOVworld) – The Dao in Binh Lieu district, Quang Ninh province, consider the 4th day of the 4th lunar month an unlucky day for any work. On this day they take the day off from work...
Epics in Raglai people’s cultural life

Epics in Raglai people’s cultural life

(VOVworld) –Raglai epics are a narrative genre passed down orally from generation to generation. Epics are retold during community events. To Tuan talks about epics and their position in the...
Typical musical instrument of the Raglai

Typical musical instrument of the Raglai

(VOVworld) – The Raglai have many kinds of musical instrument - Ma La flat gongs, the Sarakel wind instrument, and the Chapi. In the Raglai’s cultural life musical instruments are treasured possessions...
Grave leaving ceremony of the Raglai

Grave leaving ceremony of the Raglai

(VOVworld) – Raglai people believe that there is a world for the living and another for the dead and only the world of the deceased is eternal. With such a belief,...
New rice ceremony of the Raglai

New rice ceremony of the Raglai

(VOVworld) – The Raglai people have several ceremonies relating to the life cycle of a man or a tree. The new rice ceremony is the biggest event of all. After harvesting and stockpiling rice...
Stilt house of the Raglai

Stilt house of the Raglai

(VOVworld) – The Raglai prefer to build their stilt houses on high land areas near a water resource. Each hamlet has several stilt houses and the villagers are of the same...
Van Kieu women make a living

Van Kieu women make a living

(VOVworld) – Living in the remote mountain area of Quang Tri province, Van Kieu people face a lot of natural disadvantages and lack scientific knowledge on production and trading. In...
The Van Kieu preserve their stilt house

The Van Kieu preserve their stilt house

(VOVworld) – Many of the Van Kieu’s traditional values and customs including their stilt houses have been affected by modern life. The Quang Tri provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism...
Weddings among the Van Kieu

Weddings among the Van Kieu

(VOVworld) - Among the Van Kieu a wedding is an important event not only for the two families but for the whole village. After a period of dating, the boy and girl...
Van Kieu ethnic group

Van Kieu ethnic group

(VOVworld) – The Van Kieu group live mainly in Huong Hoa and Dakrong commune and Lao Bao township. The Van Kieu are also called Tri, Khua, Ma Coong, and Bru. During...
Houses of the Giay

Houses of the Giay

(VOVworld) – Ta Van Giay, a hamlet of the Giay in Sapa township, Lao Cai province, is nestled in Muong Hoa valley. The Hoa, or Flower, Spring provides water for the whole...
Glutinous rice cakes of the Giay

Glutinous rice cakes of the Giay

(VOVworld) – A worshiping feast of the Giay always includes cakes made from glutinous rice, rice powder, and puffed rice. These are farm produce that the Giay offer their ancestors when praying to them for...
Giay folk singing - binding the community

Giay folk singing - binding the community

(VOVworld) – The Giay have diverse genres of folk singing. The lyrics are about legends, natural and social phenomena, love, and life. Community singing sessions always rally all villagers in the...
Naming customs of the Giay ethnic people

Naming customs of the Giay ethnic people

(VOVworld)- The Giay ethnic minority people pay special attention to children. When a baby is born, it’s a great joy to the whole family and clan. Their expectation for...