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Monday, September 27, 2021
Cotton weaving craft of the Nung Cotton weaving craft of the Nung
Apart from housework and child care and nurturing, Nung women have to be good at cotton cultivation and weaving. That’s why Nung women teach their daughters how to grow and weave cotton at a very young age.
Phu Lang pottery village in Bac Ninh province Phu Lang pottery village in Bac Ninh province
Located in the Red River delta province of Bac Ninh and about 60 kilometers to the northeast of the capital city, Phu Lang pottery village in the same name commune of Que Vo district is a worth-visiting destination for its famous eel skin or cockroach glazed lusterware, decorative pattern of tu linh (four sacred mythical creatures - dragon, kylin, phoenix and tortoise) and pottery wall art.
Bau Truc pottery of the Cham Bau Truc pottery of the Cham
Located in Phuoc Dan township, Ninh Phuoc district of Ninh Thuan province, Bau Truc, also known as Palei Hamu Craok or Danao Panrang of Cham language, is considered one of the oldest pottery villages in Southeast Asia with unique pottery craft.
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.
Village festival features Dao cultural values Village festival features Dao cultural values
The Dao, a small iTay-Thai language group living in the northern mountainous part of the country, celebrate their village festival five times a year. The Dao’s village festival, devoted to the rulers of heaven and earth, Ban Vuong (the forefather of the Dao) and the village’s tutelary god, seeks their support for peace and prosperity for the village. 
Worship customs of the Dao Do Worship customs of the Dao Do
Ta Thi Tam, M.A. Institute of Anthropology Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences The worship of gods and goddesses, tutelary deities, and family ancestors plays a very important role in the spiritual life of the Dao Do (Red Dao), one of the Dao’s seven subgroups living mostly in the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Cao Bang.
Farming rituals of the Pa Then Farming rituals of the Pa Then
The Pa Then, a Hmong-Dao language group, resides in lower districts of the northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang. Pa Then group has eight main family names, including Sinh, Phu, Tai, Lu, Tau, Lan, Van and Hung. Pa Then people believe in polytheism and worship ancestors. Every family has an ancestral altar set up in the middle compartment - the most solemn place of the house, and another altar erected next to but below the ancestral altar to the left for family members who die before reaching the age of 36.
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.

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