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Friday, August 19, 2022
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Exploring Kim Bong traditional carpentry village Exploring Kim Bong traditional carpentry village
As soon as a visitor sets foot in Kim Bong traditional carpentry village in the central province of Quang Nam, he will immediately hear the sounds of wood chiseling, cutting and drilling echoing from every corner of the village.
Forty-seven-year national reconciliation concord efforts of Vietnam Forty-seven-year national reconciliation, concord efforts of Vietnam
April 30, 1975, started a new era of Vietnam – that of independence and socialism for the whole country with the liberation of the south and the reunification of the nation.
Thuy Xuan incense-making village in Thua Thien Hue province Thuy Xuan incense-making village in Thua Thien Hue province
When coming to Thuy Xuan incense-making village - the oldest of its kind in Vietnam, which is located about seven kilometers to the southwest of the ancient imperial city of Hue, visitors are often impressed by the aroma of aloeswood as well as the image of countless bouquets of bamboo incense sticks of various colors being sundried along the village’s roads.
The vulnerables rights protected by Vietnams feudal law The vulnerable’s rights protected by Vietnam’s feudal law
In Vietnam’s feudal regime, the vulnerable included women, the elderly, children, persons with disabilities, widows, widowers, the lonely, ethnic minorities, persons with nobody to rely on, prisoners and, in a broader sense, people in general as commoners in relation to the state. The feudal states paid attention to these disadvantaged groups and protected their legitimate rights and interests. The human rights then were understood in a narrow sense as legitimate needs and interests of people, which were recognized and protected to a certain extent by law.
Flax growing and linen weaving - traditional craft of the Hmong Flax growing and linen weaving - traditional craft of the Hmong
Growing flax for making costumes is a special cultural feature of the Hmong. According to Hmong customs, a groom-to-be has to bring two sets of linen clothes as presents for his future in-laws in order to thank them for raising up the bride. When a Hmong man dies, he will be dressed in linen clothes as the Hmong believe flax fibers can lead the spirits of the dead persons back to their ancestors and help them reincarnate as humans.
Thanh Ha pottery village in Quang Nam province Thanh Ha pottery village in Quang Nam province
Like potters in many other pottery craft villages around the country, Thanh Ha villagers follow a four-step process, including clay preparation, shaping, decorating, and firing, of which clay preparation is considered the most important stage while shaping is the most difficult one. However, Thanh Ha pottery products are much lighter than those of other craft villages in the country.
The 1946 general election - a milestone in formation and development of the democratic institution of Vietnam The 1946 general election - a milestone in formation and development of the democratic institution of Vietnam
The election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly, to be held on May 23, constitutes a new landmark in the history of the Vietnamese National Assembly, which has constantly developed with many important achievements in constitutional and legislative activities as well as in making decisions on major issues of the country.
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.
The Tet in Vietnam The Tet in Vietnam
Spring in Vietnam begins with the traditional Tet which has been for thousands of years now celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Lunar Year, the ancient agricultural calendar observed by most Asian countries.
The five-fruit tray at Tet The five-fruit tray at Tet
Like most other nations in Asia, the Vietnamese welcome the New Year according to the lunar calendar. Tet Nguyen Dan (the lunar New Year Day) has long become a great festival of the national community in Vietnam. The buying of votive offerings and the decoration of ancestral altars during the traditional New Year days are closely connected with the rituals of worship practiced by the Vietnamese towards their ancestors.

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