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Sunday, May 28, 2017
Tags: ethnic minority groups
Gender equality gets a legal boost Gender equality gets a legal boost
Contents on gender equality as well as women’s and girls’ rights will be incorporated in relevant strategies, programs, plans, schemes and projects of ministries, sectors and localities.
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.
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.
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.
Traditional cultural heritages to be better preserved under new projects Traditional cultural heritages to be better preserved under new projects
By 2020, more rare and precious documents and items pertaining to typical traditional cultural heritages of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups will be collected and exhibited by all national museums and national cultural museums, and half of provincial museums nationwide.
Cremation an age-old custom of the Thai Cremation, an age-old custom of the Thai
Cremation is an ancient practice of the black Thai in the northwestern region of Vietnam who believe a person will enjoy a happy life in muong troi (heaven) if he or she is bathed in fire after death.
Nation looks to develop ethnic minority personnel through 2030 Nation looks to develop ethnic minority personnel through 2030
The Government on June 16 issued a resolution to further develop ethnic minority human resources during 2016-20, with orientations toward 2030.
Legislative election preparations in full gear Legislative election preparations in full gear
On January 14, 2016, the National Assembly Standing Committee announced Sunday, May 22, as the election day for deputies to the XIVth National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels of the 2016-21 tenure.
Child protection program for 2016-20 approved Child protection program for 2016-20 approved
With a view to reducing the rate of children in special plight to five percent of the country’s total children, the Prime Minister on December 22 signed Decision No. 2361/QD-TTg, approving the children protection program for the 2016-20 period.
National Assembly passes 16 codes and laws during 10th session National Assembly passes 16 codes and laws during 10th session
The 10th session of the XIIIth National Assembly has been completed with many important decisions made, said National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on November 27 in Hanoi.

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