Copper village preserves old tradition in HCM City

Copper village preserves old tradition in HCM City

Craftsmen from the An Hoi Coppersmith Village in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap district are busy with orders for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, with customers crowding shops buying their famous brass incense burners.

New Year customs enrich Vietnamese culture

New Year customs enrich Vietnamese culture

Visiting pagodas at the beginning of Lunar New Year has become an age-old tradition of Vietnamese people.

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Sedang people celebrate New Rice Festival

Sedang people celebrate New Rice Festival

The first day of the new year is also time for the Sedang, an ethnic group among the 54 ethnicities of Vietnam, to celebrate their New Rice Festival.

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Khmer ethnic people preserve 2,000 years of culture

Khmer ethnic people preserve 2,000 years of culture

The unique colours of Khmer culture are part of the rich variety among the 54 nationalities who live in Vietnam, said Dang Hung, head of the Bac Lieu province’s Union of Associations for Literature and Arts.

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Mountain blacksmiths keep the fire burning

Mountain blacksmiths keep the fire burning

The end of the year is a busy time for the blacksmiths of Phuc Sen village in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang.

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Tet arrives early for northern Mong ethnic village

Tet arrives early for northern Mong ethnic village

Villagers in Tham Phang village in Muong Ang district of Dien Bien province are celebrating Tet during one of the coldest winters in the region.

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Hill people keep nation fragrant

Hill people keep nation fragrant

Phia Thap is a small community of 50 homes in the northern border province of Cao Bang. Besides agriculture, the tiny mountain hamlet is well-known for making incense, an ancient trade passed down for hundreds of years.

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