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Monday, September 23, 2019
Tags: lunar New Year festival
Tet dances of the Dao Tet dances of the Dao
The Dao, one of 54 ethnic minority groups in Vietnam, immigrated into the country in the late 17th century, living in areas bordering Laos and China with a population of over 750,000.
Consolidating macro-economic stability the leading task this year: PM Consolidating macro-economic stability the leading task this year: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries, sectors and localities to continue consolidating macro-economic stability and promoting growth, calling this the most important task for 2019.
Party State leader: Vietnam moves forward with firm foundations Party, State leader: Vietnam moves forward with firm foundations
The achievements Vietnam recorded in 2018 have given the country valuable lessons, creating a firm foundation for the country to develop, reform, and integrate further into the world, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong has said.
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.
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.
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.

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