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.

Festival portrays ethnic minority life to celebrate Tet

Festival portrays ethnic minority life to celebrate Tet

The Vietnamese Museum of Ethnology will host a festival to promote the traditional ceremonies and daily life of ethnic minority groups on February 22 and 23 in celebration of the impending Lunar New Year (Tet).

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Hoa Binh Mong ethnics welcome traditional New Year

Hoa Binh Mong ethnics welcome traditional New Year

Spring has filled Mong ethnic minority villages in the northern province of Hoa Binh with peach and plum blossoms and the melodious sounds of the khen (panpipe), colouring the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

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Gia ra festival – unique custom of Cor people

“Gia ra” is the biggest festival in a year for the Cor ethnic minority group, who live mainly in the central province of Quang Ngai’s Tay Tra and Tra Bong districts as they mark the end of a rice crop, traditionally lasting one year.

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Co Tu community preserves ancient culture

Co Tu community preserves ancient culture

Approximately five kilometres off the centre of Tay Giang district, the Porning village which has a population of 500, still preserves the traditional culture, arts and customs of their ancestors. In fact, even some of the practices in their community are based on the past rituals of their forefathers.

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Cor ethnic minorities preserve cultural identities

Cor ethnic minorities preserve cultural identities

The Neu pole raising ritual and a set of worshipping objects called Gu used in the buffalo sacrifice ceremony have been well preserved by the Cor ethnic people in the central province of Quang Nam for generations as they hold a significant standing in the local spiritual life.

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Truong Ba Temple Festival in Quang Ngai

Truong Ba Temple Festival in Quang Ngai

The annual Truong Ba Temple festival held on April 15–17 (lunar calendar) in Tra Bong district, the central province of Quang Ngai, attracts thousands of visitors each year.

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Lotus power

A cup of lotus tea by West Lake is still a poetic experience for Vietnamese people despite the fact that the flower is now less commonly grown on the lake’s waters.

“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.