“Cheo” performances become Hanoians’ weekend amusement

“Cheo” performances become Hanoians’ weekend amusement

(VOVWORLD) - Hanoians have been enticed by famous “Cheo” (traditional Vietnamese opera) performances every Saturday night since June. These performances, sometimes including “Chau van” - a highly rhythmic form of singing that often accompanies “Hau dong” ...
Unique wedding rituals of the Pa Ko

Unique wedding rituals of the Pa Ko

(VOVWORLD) -The Pa Ko consider marriage one of the most important work in a person’s lifespan. Parents have to prepare offerings for their children’s wedding when they are...
Ada festival of the Pa Ko

Ada festival of the Pa Ko

(VOVWORLD) -The Ada festival to celebrate a new rice crop is the biggest and most important event of the year for the Pa Ko.  The festival begins on the 6th day of...
The Lo Lo’s belief of worshipping ancestors

The Lo Lo’s belief of worshipping ancestors

(VOVWORLD) -The Lo Lo ethnic minority group believes that people have a responsibility to worship the ancestors who gave birth to them and raised them. The worship rituals are performed at the...
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...
Buddha’s birthday inspires charity work

Buddha’s birthday inspires charity work

(VOVWORLD) -More than 10 million Buddhist followers across Vietnam are celebrating Lord Buddha’s birthday which falls on the 15th of the 4th lunar month. Traditional rituals, including Buddha bathing, incense offering,...
Village well tells local spiritual life

Village well tells local spiritual life

(VOVworld) – The village banyan tree, water well, and communal house yard have long been icons of the Vietnamese village. A banyan tree gives shade and a village well provides water for the villagers’ daily...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A: The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in Vietnamese culture with influences from Confucian and Buddhist ideology. It is a significant day not only for...
President opens ploughing festival in Doi Son

President opens ploughing festival in Doi Son

(VOVworld) – President Tran Dai Quang practiced a ploughing ritual in Doi Son commune, Ha Nam province on Friday, hoping for a bumper rice crop, favorable weather, and national prosperity
Provinces ready for new spring festive season

Provinces ready for new spring festive season

(VOVworld) - The Bai Dinh Pagoda festival will start on Thursday, the 6th of the first lunar month.  The festival, one of the largest in the north, will include a Buddha worship ritual,...
Beliefs of the Kho Mu

Beliefs of the Kho Mu

(VOVworld) – The Kho Mu practice many rituals and ceremonies each year: worship of the hamlet’s genie and ancestors and festivals to welcome new crops and the Rice Mother. The...