New Year customs enrich Vietnamese culture
The first visitor of the New Year is very important to
Vietnamese because they he or she is believed to decide the luck of the host
for the entire year. Traditionally, the visitor is a member of the family or a
A Guol house is a spiritual and cultural symbol of the Co Tu ethnic minority community in the central coastal province of Quang Nam.
Hoang Van Thai from Kim Thai commune in the northern province of Nam Dinh said he has sold farming tools at Vieng Market for 10 years.
During the days just before Tet (Lunar New Year), it is easy to see motorbikes carrying all sorts of ornamental plants, while streets which are used to selling ornamental plants and flowers become crowded.
Dong Ho folk painting artisans in Song Ho village, Thuan Thanh district, northern Bac Ninh province have made the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival more colourful with the centuries-old art form they are pursuing.
Dai Bai village in Gia Binh district, the northern province of Bac Ninh, has a tradition for bronze casting which is more than a thousand years old.
Le Vu Lan (Filial Piety ceremony, or Ghost festival) may soon be recognised as a national festival of Vietnamese culture. The Centre for Religious Cultural Heritage Preservation has submitted the festival to the State for recognising.