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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Water in the Dao Hos customs practices and conventions Water in the Dao Ho’s customs, practices and conventions
The Dao Ho, also called Dao Quan Trang (Dao people in white trousers), is one of the nine sub-groups of Dao people residing mainly in Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang and Ha Giang provinces. Dao Ho people often live in mountain valleys with an altitude of 100-150m above the sea level which is favorable for wet rice cultivation.
Seventh lunar month festival reflects cultural traits of ethnic groups Seventh lunar month festival reflects cultural traits of ethnic groups
Slip sli, a three-day festival held in the seventh lunar month, is the annual second biggest festive event of the Thai, Tay and Nung ethnic groups living in the northern mountainous provinces of Cao Bang, Lang Son, Lai Chau and Dien Bien.
King Le Thanh Tong with the defense of national territory King Le Thanh Tong with the defense of national territory
King Le Thanh Tong (1442-1497) recorded great merits in protecting the country’s territorial integrity, expanding the national frontiers and protecting the national sovereignty over land, sea and island borders. The Hong Duc Code in the king’s era appeared to be the most complete and progressive code of the Vietnamese feudal states, containing numerous articles on the defense of national territory.
The Cong families and traditions The Cong families and traditions
The Cong, a Tibeto-Burmese language group, is one of the six smallest ethnic minority groups in Vietnam with a population of just above 2,000.
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.
Horn blowing in Red Daos rituals Horn blowing in Red Dao’s rituals
The Dao, an ethnic group who migrated to Vietnam from China in the 13th century, believe that the Jade Emperor (called Nhut Hung in their language) is the king of heaven ruling the sky, earth, sea and hell.
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.
Mang hoa a unique ceremony of the La Ha Mang hoa, a unique ceremony of the La Ha
Mang hoa is an important festival for the La Ha, a Kadai language ethnic group living in the northern mountainous provinces of Lai Chau and Son La.
Why gender imbalance continues to grow? Why gender imbalance continues to grow?
Despite an official ban on selection of sex at birth, ultrasonic and abortion services have been provided for this purpose without being sanctioned since it was difficult to detect violations.
Bridal customs of the black Thai Bridal customs of the black Thai
The black Thai are free in love but their marriages are decided by parents and family lines. Lovers who wish to get married will exchange tokens of love like bracelets, rings or embroidered handkerchiefs.

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