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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Tags: ethnic groups
Bac Lieu province calls for foreign investment in green-growth sectors Bac Lieu province calls for foreign investment in green-growth sectors
Bac Lieu province is well-known as the cradle of “don ca tai tu” (southern folk music and songs), the musical art of southern Vietnam recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage, and for the song “Da co hoai lang” (Night drumbeats for the absent husband) that was composed in 1919 by Cao Van Lau, a native of the province, and tells of the love, anguish and pride of a young woman who awaits her husband’s return from the battlefield as she listens to the sounds of war drums.
Cao Bang: a fairy land for tourists Cao Bang: a fairy land for tourists
With beautiful mountain landscapes, sparkling terraced rice fields and ethnic villages, Cao Bang has been named among top five unique treks in Southeast Asia by Singapore’s Skyscanner website. The province is well-known for the UNESCO-recognized Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark with a number of famous cultural and historical relics, including the Ban Gioc waterfalls - one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, the special national historical site of Pac Bo cave where late President Ho Chi Minh used to live and work during the resistance war against the French colonialists, Lenin stream, Thang Hen lake, Ky Rang cave and Phja Oac-Phja Den national park.
Lam Dong: a future agriculture hub in Southeast Asia Lam Dong: a future agriculture hub in Southeast Asia
Located on three plateaus of altitude of between 800m and 1,000m above sea level and in the upper reaches of Da Dang, La Nga and Da Nhim rivers, Lam Dong province boasts big potential of minerals and perennial industrial plants, forestry, tourism, services and livestock breeding.
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.
Phu Tho province: the birthplace of the Nation Phu Tho province: the birthplace of the Nation
As a northern midland province, Phu Tho borders Tuyen Quang and Yen Bai provinces to the north, Hanoi to the south, Son La and Hoa Binh provinces to the west and Vinh Phuc province to east. The province has a natural area of around 3,530 square kilometers and a population of 1.37 million.
Tay Ninh province: untapped tourism potential of the southeastern region Tay Ninh province: untapped tourism potential of the southeastern region
Located in the southern key economic region of the country, Tay Ninh province shares a borderline of 240km with three Cambodian provinces of Svay Rieng, Tbong Khmum and Prey Veng, borders Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc provinces to the east and Ho Chi Minh City and Long An province to the south.
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.
Khanh Hoa province seeks ways to boost marine economy Khanh Hoa province seeks ways to boost marine economy
“Khanh Hoa is a province with a special and essential position in the southern central coastal region in particular and the country in general,” said Chairman of the National Assembly’s National Defense and Security Committee Vo Trong Viet, suggesting the province combine the sea-based growth strategy with national defense and security maintenance.
Agricultural rites of Kho ethnic group Agricultural rites of K’ho ethnic group
Like other ethnic groups living in Truong Son - Tay Nguyen (Long Mountain - Highlands) region, the K’ho, also known as Co Ho or Ko Ho, practice polytheism, worshipping multiple “yang” (deities). This originates from the primitive perception of people who lead a poor life dependent on nature and always affected with diseases and therefore need the support of many deities.
Legal frameworks needed to ensure equality for ethnic groups: top legislator Legal frameworks needed to ensure equality for ethnic groups: top legislator
Legal frameworks should be built to ensure equal rights for ethnic and religious groups, said National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly’s general debate in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on October 15.

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