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.

Vietnam’s colourful markets

Vietnam’s colourful markets

No one can count how many markets there are in Vietnam but many agree that they are the vivid reflection of the Vietnamese culture. Markets vary by regions. It is their uniqueness that inspires tourists, a report by The Voice of Vietnam (VOV).

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Yen Tu festival – traditional spiritual tourist destination

Yen Tu festival – traditional spiritual tourist destination

Yen Tu Festival, which is held at the Yen Tu historical relic and landscape area, northern Quang Ninh province, from the tenth day of the Lunar New Year through the end of the third lunar month, has become a big spring festival for Buddhists and tourists nationwide.

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Flute kites: a centuries-old game for all ages

Flute kites: a centuries-old game for all ages

Over decades, the image of kites flying over immense rice fields have provided inspiration for many Vietnamese artists and musicians.

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Glimpse of Vien Son harvest festival in Yen Bai province

Glimpse of Vien Son harvest festival in Yen Bai province

As an important occasion for the Dao Do (red Dao) ethnic community in the northern province of Yen Bai, the harvest festival has been preserved for hundreds of years.

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San Chay ethnic minority group boasts unique wedding customs

San Chay ethnic minority group boasts unique wedding customs

The San Chay ethnic minority in northeastern Bac Giang province have preserved their wedding customs with cultural characteristics that have survived the test of time.

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Long Tong, unique farming ritual of the Tay

Long Tong, unique farming ritual of the Tay

Long Tong (going to the field) is the most typical agricultural festival of the Tay, a big ethnic minority group living in the northern mountain region with a population of over 1.6 million.

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“Hau dong” to be nominated as world intangible heritage

The Institute for Culture and Art of Vietnam is collecting materials to ask for concerned agencies to nominate “hau dong” as a UNESCO world intangible cultural heritage.

Money giving - a nice New Year custom

Giving money on the occasion of New Year, with desires that better things will happen in future, has become an indispensable custom of the Vietnamese during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Journey through history with antique sword

An exhibition of 99 ancient swords recently opened in Hanoi, offering visitors a chance to learn more about history’s most popular weapon.

Traditional offering ritual takes place in Hue

The Nam Giao offering ritual, part of the Hue Festival 2010, took place on Nam Giao esplanade in the central city of Hue on the June 9 evening.