Gau Tao Festival of the Mong

Gau Tao Festival of the Mong

(VOVWORLD) - The Mong in the northern mountain province of Ha Giang celebrate many festivals and rituals each year. The Gau Tao, which means “mountain sight-seeing in the spring” is...
Son La acts to preserve Thai culture

Son La acts to preserve Thai culture

(VOVWORLD) - The Thai are the biggest ethnic group in Son La province. They make up 54% of the province’s population. Son La has been working to preserve and...
Ede gong performances adapt to modern life

Ede gong performances adapt to modern life

(VOVWORLD) - As their lifestyle and customs have changed, the Ede people of Dak Lak province have changed the way they play their gongs. They have breathed new life into traditional...
Muong people preserve mother tongue

Muong people preserve mother tongue

(VOVWORLD) - In the modern world, ethnic groups must strive to preserve their culture and their mother tongue. The Muong people in Hoa Binh province have organized several programs to promote...
Improvements in Central Highlands

Improvements in Central Highlands

(VOVWORLD) - The National Program on Building New Rural Areas has given the hamlets in the Central Highlands a more modern look. Roads have been widened and public works have been...
Traditional culture of the O Du in Nghe An

Traditional culture of the O Du in Nghe An

(VOVWORLD) - The O Du ethnic minority group has about 600 people living mainly in Tuong Duong district in the central province of Nghe An province. They live together with the Thai,...
To Mon friendship ceremony of the Ba Na

To Mon friendship ceremony of the Ba Na

(VOVWORLD) - The Ba Na of Vietnam’s Central Highlands celebrate many festivals each year, including a peace worship, a new rice ceremony, and To Mon – a ceremony to strengthen solidarity....
Ede’s health worship for elderly

Ede’s health worship for elderly

(VOVWORLD) - The Ede in the Central Highlands show their filial piety for grandparents and parents through a health worship ceremony. Family members gather for the ritual to the joyful sound of gongs...
Ngo boat race of the Khmer

Ngo boat race of the Khmer

(VOVWORLD) - The Khmer’s Ok-om-bok Festival ended with the Ngo boat race over the weekend. Scores of Ngo boats from southern provinces took part in the race in Soc...
Costumes of Mong people in Sa Pa

Costumes of Mong people in Sa Pa

(VOVWORLD) - The Mong comprise more than half of the population of the popular resort town of Sa Pa in northern Vietnam. They belong to different Mong branches, including Black Mong, White Mong...