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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thread tying ritual - a traditional custom of the Thai Thread tying ritual - a traditional custom of the Thai
A thread tying ritual, called hang van or et van, is an age-old practice of the Thai in the northwestern mountainous region of Vietnam and western parts of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Thanh Hoa provinces, who believe a sick person can get well again after praying the deities of muong troi, the heaven, and having his wandering souls returned to the body through tying a thread around his wrist.
Life and customs of Lo Lo ethnic group Life and customs of Lo Lo ethnic group
The Lo Lo, a Tibeto-Burmese language group, is also called O Man, Lu Loc Man, La La, Qua La, Di Nhan, Di Gia or Lac To. The group’s official name Lo Lo has been used in Vietnam since 1979. The Lo Lo group is divided into two sub-groups, namely Lo Lo Hoa and Lo Hoa Den. Today, almost all Lo Lo people reside in upland districts of Ha Giang, Cao Bang and Lai Chau border provinces.
Marriage rituals of the Hmong Xanh Marriage rituals of the Hmong Xanh
The Hmong Xanh, “blue” Hmong, is one of four sub-groups of Hmong people living mostly in Van Ban district of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.
Making ceramics in Bat Trang traditional craft village Making ceramics in Bat Trang traditional craft village
Located on the left bank of the Red River and about 13 kilometers to the southeast of the capital city, Bat Trang ceramics village in Gia Lam rural district of Hanoi has become one of the country’s famous tourist destinations for its well-known pottery and porcelain products.
Gong playing unique festival of the Muong Gong playing, unique festival of the Muong
Sac bua, which means playing gong, is a traditional new year festival of the Muong, a big ethnic minority group living mostly in Hoa Binh northern province with a population of nearly 1.3 million.
Birthdays of Nung Phan Slinh old people Birthdays of Nung Phan Slinh old people
The Nung Phan Slinh is one of three main subgroups of the Nung, an ethnic minority group of the Tay-Thai language living mostly in the northern mountainous provinces of Lang Son, Bac Giang and Cao Bang. The group’s customs of celebrating birthdays for elderly people not only show their filial piety but also reflect their spiritual life and more or less reveal information about their history and culture.
Kate festival of the Cham Kate festival of the Cham
The Cham is a Malayo-Polynesian language ethnic group living mostly in the central provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan. Ninh Thuan province has the highest number of Cham people with more than 74,000 living in 22 villages across the locality.
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.
Water in the Dao Hos customs practices and conventions Water in the Dao Ho’s customs, practices and conventions
The Dao Ho, also called Dao Quan Trang (Dao people in white trousers), is one of the nine sub-groups of Dao people residing mainly in Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang and Ha Giang provinces. Dao Ho people often live in mountain valleys with an altitude of 100-150m above the sea level which is favorable for wet rice cultivation.
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.

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