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Fire jumping heats up tourism week

11:03 | 11/24/2013

A fire jumping performance by 100 Pa Then ethnic artisans warmed up Cultural Heritage Tourism Week for Ethnic Minority Groups in the northernmost province of Ha Giang on November 22.

Equal development for ethnic minorities in Vietnam

09:26 | 11/08/2013

Besides supplementing legal documents targeting ethnic minority people, Vietnam has implemented many policies to improve the spiritual and material life of these people over the past years.

Ethnic groups to celebrate Lunar New Year in Hanoi

17:00 | 01/16/2013

(VOV) - Representatives from 24 ethnic groups from the Northern and Central Highlands regions will take part in a spring festival welcoming the Lunar New Year in Hanoi from February 18-22.

Ministry lists intangible heritage

09:00 | 01/03/2013

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced a list of 33 examples of intangible cultural heritage according to Cultural Heritage Law.

Minority cultures need preserving

15:36 | 03/20/2012

Having happily married with a little daughter in Dong Van Town, 500km north of Hanoi, Trang Thi Lan, 30, desperate longing to see her people.

Ethnic costumes on show

11:59 | 11/29/2011

Fifty-four art troupes representing 54 ethnic minority groups across the country took part in a fashion show of Vietnam’s ethnic costumes.

Plan to aid ethnic groups approved

08:00 | 10/12/2011

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project worth over VND1 trillion to improve the living standards of four disadvantaged ethnic groups: the Mang, La Hu, Cong and Co Lao.

The Northernmost area of Vietnam

11:14 | 06/06/2011

The border area of Lung Cu on the Dong Van rock plateau is called the rooftop of Vietnam and is legendary for its very special charm.

Minority education project launched

09:28 | 02/26/2011

The Ministry of Education and Training on February 25 launched a project to promote education for students from nine ethnic minority groups with low populations in the 2010-15 period.

VND239 bln project to develop education for ethnic children

18:04 | 07/06/2010

As many as 5,000 ethnic people including Ơ Đu, Pu Péo, Si La, Rơ Măm, Cống, Braau, Bố Y, Mảng, and Cờ Lao in northeastern provinces will benefit from a project to develop education for ethnic people by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).

Far and away

17:26 | 01/18/2010

Ma Le commune in Ha Giang province is inhabited by a colourful community of Giay ethnic people, who cling to traditional ways and shun modern medicine.

Ethnic populations decline

08:00 | 12/24/2009

Vietnam is seeking to increase the population of some ethnic minorities, especially for groups whose populations are below 1,000.

The dos and don’ts of Tet

14:01 | 01/28/2009

Many ethnic minority groups, such as Mong, Dao, Tay Nung and San Diu, do not sweep the house or empty out rubbish during the lunar New Year (Tet) festival. Cao Lan people do the same as they are afraid of disturbing the Fortune God’s slumber and that their luck may also be swept away.

Pu Peo ethnic minority people celebrate Tet

13:00 | 02/21/2007

Pu Peo ethnic minority people live only in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang. According to the 1999 survey, there were only 705 people living in the districts of Dong Van, Meo Vac and Bac Me. The Pu Peo ethnic group ranks 53rd in the Vietnamese community in term of population.

Helping mountainous areas escape poverty

11:27 | 02/01/2007

There is no denying that the Government’s socio-economic development programmes have brought a facelift to far-flung areas inhabited by ethnic groups. However, the household poverty rate remains high and the fight against poverty needs a boost.