Fire dance of Red Dao in Dien Bien province

Fire dance of Red Dao in Dien Bien province

(VOVWORLD) - Dien Bien province is home to about 6,000 Dao people of the Red Dao, Dao Quan Chet, and Dao Khau branches. The Dao observe many religious and cultural ceremonies and festivals...
Red Dao observe Day for Thunderbolt Deity

Red Dao observe Day for Thunderbolt Deity

(VOVWORLD) - The Red Dao have many observances throughout the year, such as abstention day after the Forest Worship on the first day of a New Year and Days of the...
Xip Xi Festival of the White Thai

Xip Xi Festival of the White Thai

(VOVWORLD) - The White Thai ethnic minority celebrate their Xip Xi Festival on the 14th day of the 7th lunar month in the leisure time before the fall harvest
Traditional costumes of the Lu ethnic minority

Traditional costumes of the Lu ethnic minority

(VOVWORLD) - The Lu ethnic minority of Lai Chau province have long earned their living by growing cotton, raising silkworms, spinning thread and weaving fabrics. The colorful patterns on their clothes depict trees, plants, and flowers...
Stick puppetry of the Tay

Stick puppetry of the Tay

(VOVWORLD) - The Tay often stage stick puppetry at their New Year’s celebration and also at the Going to the Field Festival, a custom that has existed for more than 200 years. Stick...
Silver in the life of Thai people

Silver in the life of Thai people

(VOVWORLD) - The Thai people living in Vietnam’s northwestern region highly treasure silver. They use and gift silver jewelry and products at important events such as weddings and religious ceremonies
Indigo clothes of the Tay

Indigo clothes of the Tay

(VOVWORLD) - Indigo is a dominant color of clothes of many Vietnamese ethnic groups. The Tay in the northern region say that the tradition of using the indigo plant to dye fabric is derived from...
Van Kieu-Pa Ko revive traditional broacade weaving

Van Kieu-Pa Ko revive traditional broacade weaving

(VOVWORLD) -Brocade weaving, an age-old craft of the Van Kieu – PaCo in the central province of Quang Tri, has faded into obscurity due to the commercial production of modern fashion. To restore the...
The Si La's unique costume

The Si La's unique costume

(VOVWORLD) - With a population of about 1,000 people, the Si La are one of the 5 smallest ethnic groups in Vietnam. They live in remote mountain districts of Dien...
Costumes of Mong women in Ha Giang

Costumes of Mong women in Ha Giang

(VOVWORLD) - Language, writing, and costumes are important identifications to differentiate Vietnam’s ethnic groups. The Mong group in Ha Giang province has 4 branches: White Mong, Blue Flower Mong, Red Flower Mong, and...
Gongs and drums of the Co Tu

Gongs and drums of the Co Tu

(VOVWORLD) - Gongs and drums are the most popular musical instruments of the Co Tu in Tay Giang district, Quang Nam province. They are used in community events
The Dao in Quang Ninh preserve medicinal herbs

The Dao in Quang Ninh preserve medicinal herbs

(VOVWORLD) - The Dao in Hoanh Bo district, Quang Ninh province, use many herbal medicines containing indigenous herbs from Hoanh Bo mountain. The Dao’s exploitation of traditional plants and exploration...
Calendar of the Thai

Calendar of the Thai

(VOVWORLD) - The Black Thai in Son La province base their calendar on the phases of the moon. Important events such as funerals, weddings, ground breakings, house-warmings, and crop plantings...