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...
Tomb house of the Co Tu

Tomb house of the Co Tu

(VOVWORLD) - A tomb house built on the grave of a dead person is typical of folk belief of the Co Tu ethnic minority who live in Vietnam’s central region....
The Dao’s worship of Ban Vuong

The Dao’s worship of Ban Vuong

(VOVWORLD) - A Dao legend says that after Long Khuyen Ho helped King Binh Vuong defeat invaders, the king rewarded him by allowing him to marry one of the princesses. Later he inherited...
Unique marriage custom of the Raglai

Unique marriage custom of the Raglai

(VOVWORLD) - The Raglai are a matriarchal ethnic minority group who live in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. When a Raglai couple decides to get married, the girl’s family decides everything
Tay hamlet preserves ethnic culture

Tay hamlet preserves ethnic culture

(VOVWORLD) - Preserving ethnic culture is a tough challenge in the modern world. In Thai Hai hamlet, Thai Nguyen province, preserving the language, costumes, folklore, and customs of Vietnam’s Tay...
Ramadan month of the Cham

Ramadan month of the Cham

(VOVWORLD) - Cham people in the Mekong delta province of An Giang live mostly in An Phú, TânChâu, and PhúTân district. They celebrate a month of Ramadan in September of the Islamic...
Cham people refine worshipping rituals

Cham people refine worshipping rituals

(VOVWORLD) - Cham people used to have cumbersome procedures for weddings, funerals, and other rituals. Since the Party Central Committee issued a resolution on developing Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity in...
 Masks in religious rites of the Dao

Masks in religious rites of the Dao

(VOVWORLD) - The Dao comprise two groups, who speak the Mien and Mun dialects. In religious rites of the Mùn group, there are always Ka Dong men wearing masks with two horns...
Veteran artist helps revive Chu Ru culture

Veteran artist helps revive Chu Ru culture

(VOVWORLD) - The sound of gongs, gourd clarinets, and drums echoes over mountains and forests from Diom A hamlet, Don Duong district, Lam Dong province. Regular performances have revived the music...
Tay poet devotes whole life to ethnic culture

Tay poet devotes whole life to ethnic culture

(VOVWORLD) - Tay poet Nong Viet Toai, who was born in the Viet Bac northern region, the base of Vietnam’s revolutionary forces during their struggle against French colonialists, has spent most...
 Gongs in the life of the Tho

Gongs in the life of the Tho

(VOVWORLD) - The Tho ethnic minority live in mountain communes in Nghe An and Thanh Hoa province. They have maintained their traditional costumes, folk singing, and dancing. Gong playing is an...
Straw clay houses of Ngai people

Straw clay houses of Ngai people

(VOVWORLD) - The Ngai group has about 1,200 people living in 27 cities and provinces, but mostly in the northern province of Thai Nguyen. The Ngai are called by many names Khach Gia, He,...
Brocade weaving of the Dao Tien group

Brocade weaving of the Dao Tien group

(VOVWORLD) - It’s a Dao tradition that girls must learn to weave, embroider, and make their own clothes when they are little. The embroidery patterns on their clothes reflect the culture...