Category Archives: Vietnam Culture

Learn About The Marriage Rite Of The Lo Lo People

Like other ethnic minorities, the Lo Lo people regard marriage as  an extremely important event in an  individual’s life. According to Lo Lo custom, the groom’s family must select four match- makers – two men and two women -to  officiate … Continue reading

The Traditional Wedding Of Tay People In Vietnam

The traditional Tay wedding boasts some of the most fascinating and romantic of all the ethnic minority marriage customs. It may seem strange that  only  after many years of living in the city did I, a member of the Tay … Continue reading

Traditional Wedding Ceremonies Of Ethnic People In Northern Vietnam

Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups, mainly living in mountainous areas and having their own unique wedding ceremonies. Let’s look at some wedding preparations by a few ethnic minority groups in the northeastern and northwestern regions of Vietnam. Nearly 30 ethnic … Continue reading

A Special Worship Ceremony In Hue

An ancient worship ceremony, which was intended to bring good weather, peace and prosperity to the Vietnamese people in Feudal times, has been revived in the former imperial capital of Hue. At eleven in the evening on the 16th day … Continue reading

The Legend Of The Whale In Quang Nam Province

Vietnamese fishermen, especially those of southern Central Vietnam, respect and are grateful to the whale, which they call ‘Ông’, ‘Mr’. They say the whale is a transformation of the frock of an Avalokitesvara bodhisattva, which was thrown into the sea … Continue reading

Traditional Customs Of Tu Di People In Lao Cai

The religious belief of Tu Di people is the combination of three traditional religions in Vietnam (Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism) and the remnants of original belief, typically the ceremony of sweeping village – the only annual belief activity held in … Continue reading

Vietnamese Tea drinking culture – Interesting Things You Maybe Don’t Know

For a long time, people have argued that Vietnam has no tra dao, or tea ceremony, as we don’t have solemn rituals and strict rules like a Japanese tea ceremony. However, if you look back at our nation’s history of … Continue reading

The Klong Put – A Traditional Musical Instrument Of Xe Dang People

The Klong put is the Xe Dang language name of a musical instrument of the wind family, air driving-in branch. It is played by ethnic groups in Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) such as the Xe Dang, Bahnar, Gia Rai, Hre, … Continue reading

Chau Van Singing – A Traditional Folk Art Of Vietnamese People

Hat van, or hat chau van, is a traditional folk art which combines trance singing and dancing, a religious form of art used for extolling the merits of beneficent deities or deified national heroes. Its music and poetry are mingled … Continue reading

Traditional Costumes Of Red Dao People

The red Dao ethnic minority resides mainly in the northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam. One of the most typical features of the ethnic group is their impressive elaborate attire consisting of an intricate turban, tunic, trousers, belt, leggings and shoes. … Continue reading