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Saturday, December 4, 2021
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.
Cotton weaving craft of the Muong Cotton weaving craft of the Muong
Weaving is the traditional craft of the Muong. It is handed down from mother to daughter. Muong women will only be regarded as hardworking and skillful if they are good at cotton cultivation and weaving.
Cotton weaving craft of the Nung Cotton weaving craft of the Nung
Weaving is the most important craft in the Nung’s life. It is handed down from mother to daughter. All Nung families used to have looms and the number of looms equaled to that of daughters they had. Apart from housework and child care and nurturing, Nung women have to be good at cotton cultivation and weaving.
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.
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. 

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