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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Tags: Lunar new year
Famous Gau Tao festival of the HMong Famous Gau Tao festival of the H’Mong
Gau Tao is a unique festival of the H’Mong ethnic minority in Vietnam, which is held after Tet (lunar new year festival) and lasts for 3-4 days. There are several reasons for holding the event, primarily praying for having a boy, many children or health for children.
Buying luck at Vieng market Buying luck at Vieng market
Vieng market, a spring festival deeply imbued with folk beliefs and culture of northern delta inhabitants, opens annually at midnight of the 7th till dawn of the 8th of the first lunar month in Nam Dinh northern province.
Dong Ho paintings "Dong Ho" paintings
Dong Ho is a small village by the Duong river, at the heartland of the former Kinh Bac (Northern Culture) region, especially known for its people's craft of making traditional paintings on do, a kind of hand‑made coarse paper.
Lion dance of the Nung Lion dance of the Nung
Whenever spring comes, all Nung ethnic people feel excited in the boisterous atmosphere of lion dance. The lion dance of the Nung, which is believed to originate from Chinese lion dance in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume, reflects the courage and nature-conquering process of the group. It also expresses their wish for bumper crops, prosperity and happiness in the new year.
Draft law tackles lavish spending on anniversaries Draft law tackles lavish spending on anniversaries
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recently unveiled a draft regulation to put in order the organization of anniversaries, which have become rampant in the past years.
The Ngai The Ngai
The Ngai is a small Sino-Tibetan language group living mostly in the northern province of Thai Nguyen with a population of over 1,000.
God of Land worship a farming ritual of the Nung God of Land worship, a farming ritual of the Nung
Veneration of pay tho (God of Land) is very important for the Nung, the 7th largest ethnic group in Vietnam with a population of over one million.
Ancestor reverence in Ha Nhi rituals Ancestor reverence in Ha Nhi rituals
The Ha Nhi, a Tibetan-Burmese language ethnic group living in the northern provinces of Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Dien Bien, show special respect for their ancestors who symbolize sacredness and goodness. The group reveres their ancestors to express their gratitude for the ancestors’ giving birth to and bringing them up as well as to pray for their blessing. Ancestor veneration features a beautiful cultural trait of the Ha Nhi.
Tet of the San Diu Tet of the San Diu
The San Diu, which lives in northern mountainous areas with a population of nearly 147,000, celebrates quite a lot of festivals the most important of which is Tet, the lunar New Year festival.
Spring festivals of ethnic minority groups Spring festivals of ethnic minority groups
Spring is considered the season of festivals for ethnic minority people. Each ethnic group has its own festivals characterizing its customs, beliefs and farming practice. Vietnam Law and Legal Forum introduces some typical spring festivals across the country.