Wedding ceremony of the Red Dao

Wedding ceremony of the Red Dao

(VOVWORLD) - Getting married is a significant milestone in a person’s life. Wedding rituals of the Red Dao ethnic people embrace traditional cultural features that need to be promoted and preserved....
Doi Tam village and the art of drum making

Doi Tam village and the art of drum making

(VOVWORLD) - In Vietnam, drums are a traditional instrument at festivals and weddings. They are also used to announce arrivals to the community, signal when school starts or ends, and accompany musical performances. Depending on...
Obsession with war and mental therapy

Obsession with war and mental therapy

(VOVworld) - 40 years since the end of the Vietnam war, many American war veterans haven’t been able to find peace of mind. They have been struggling with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder...
Đồng dao – children’s folk songs

Đồng dao – children’s folk songs

(VOVworld) - Đồng dao – children’s folk songs – are simple folk verses created long ago by unknown authors and passed orally from generation to generation. The lyrics are plain, often incoherent or illogical verses...
12 zodiac animals

12 zodiac animals

(VOVworld) - 12 zodiac animals symbolize the changes of the heaven and earth and bring calmness to people’s minds whenever spring comes. The 12 zodiac pictures reflect good wishes, good luck, hope, and...
Nghệ Tĩnh’s folk singing

Nghệ Tĩnh’s folk singing

(VOVworld) - Each region in Vietnam has its own typical folk songs. The land of Hồng Lam in Central Vietnam with its mountains and rivers, picturesque beauty, and brave, hardworking...
Lên Đồng or “Going into a trance” Ritual

Lên Đồng or “Going into a trance” Ritual

(VOVworld) – Worshipping the Mother Goddess – Mother of the Universe - has been a time-honoured spiritual practice in Vietnam since prehistoric times. The ancient Vietnam people initiated the practice of communicating with the...
BBC Media Action: project on climate change communication

BBC Media Action: project on climate change communication

(VOVworld) - Vietnam is the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change in the world. Temperature increases and changes in rainfall patterns will affect agricultural production, water resources and human health. Despite these far...
Gongs in the lives of Central Highlanders

Gongs in the lives of Central Highlanders

Gong music is sacred to the Ede, for whom the sound of gongs evokes their origin myth, the Dam San epic. This story tells about the Ede leader, Dam San, longed to marry...
Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve

Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve

Covered by more than 1.3 million hectares of natural forest and spreading over nine mountainous districts, the Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve is the only remaining area in northern...