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Sunday, April 30, 2017
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.
Ancestor veneration in Tay Muong community Ancestor veneration in Tay Muong community
The Tay Muong or Tay Hang Tong is a sub-group of the Thai, living in the central provinces of Nghe An and Thanh Hoa with a population of around 10,000.
The San Chay The San Chay
The San Chay live in midland areas in the provinces of Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Phu Tho and Vinh Phuc, ranking 14th in population among 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.
Mourning rituals of the Nung Din Mourning rituals of the Nung Din
The Nung Din, a small ethnic group living in Vang Leng village, Tung Chung Pho commune, Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai province, attach great importance to giving a proper funeral and burial to their deceased parents as it is considered the last deed children can do to show gratitude to their parents before they are separated forever.
Pot Dam an indispensable ceremony for every Thai bride Pot Dam, an indispensable ceremony for every Thai bride
Pot Dam, which means change of family name in the language of the Thai ethnic group in Vietnam, is an important ceremony for every Thai woman when she gets married.
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.
Nung ceremony upholds a childs learning Nung ceremony upholds a child’s learning
The Nung, a Tay-Thai language group living in the northeastern region, has a special ceremony called cha le pit chia which is held exclusively for a child predestined to be an outstanding student.

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