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Foreign diplomats attend Dao Mau ritual in Vietnam

Foreign diplomats attend Dao Mau ritual in Vietnam

VOV.VN -An estimated 25 foreign diplomats in Vietnam have attended a Dao Mau (or Mother Goddess) ceremony paying homage to the deities that have power over all natural phenomena – droughts, floods, favourable weather and disasters.

Young man pursues passion for folk art

Young man pursues passion for folk art

Many young people show an indifference towards traditional cultural art forms, often due to the influences of Western culture. However, others have a great love for Vietnamese folk art and wish to share that love with their peers.

Ancient spirit possession ritual debuts in West Lake

Ancient spirit possession ritual debuts in West Lake

VOV.VN - On the afternoon of December 25, the ancient ritual Hau dong, a spirit possession ritual of the Mother Goddess religion, recognized as an intangible cultural heritage, debuted at West Lake in Hanoi.

Mother Goddess worship reflects the Vietnamese folk culture

Mother Goddess worship reflects the Vietnamese folk culture

VOV.VN - Mother Goddess worship, or Dao Mau, was recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity at a UNESCO conference in Ethiopia, on December 1st. This folk belief embodying the Vietnamese folk culture has stood the test of time.

Vietnam’s mother goddess worship, a world intangible heritage

Vietnam’s mother goddess worship, a world intangible heritage

VOV.VN-Mother Goddess Worship or Dao Mau, which began in the 16th century in Vietnam, is the worship of the incarnation of nature goddesses. The practice of the belief in Mother Goddesses has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Workshop updates information on ASEAN, UNESCO

Workshop updates information on ASEAN, UNESCO

The Ministry of Information and Communications hosted a workshop in Hanoi on October 28 to update the Hanoi-based press outlets and information and communications officials in the north on ASEAN and UNESCO.

Vietnamese water puppet’s design and manipulation

Vietnamese water puppet’s design and manipulation

VOV.VN - Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique folk art, believed to be more than 1000 years old. A guide book says “Not watching a performance of water puppetry means not visiting Vietnam yet.”

Chau van ritual singing artists given folk awards

Chau van ritual singing artists given folk awards

As many as 11 artists who perform and teach the art of chau van (ritual) singing and dancing have been awarded "Folk Artisan" title by the Vietnam Folk Arts and Literature Association.

Experts warn of losing touch with mediumship

Experts warn of losing touch with mediumship

Researchers have been working to find a way to protect and preserve authentic hau dong, a medium ritual used in the northern religion of Dao Mau, which worships the Vietnamese deity of Mother Goddess.

Hanoi to fete divine mothers

Hanoi to fete divine mothers

Mother Goddess worshippers, as well as those curious about the practice, can enjoy performances dedicated to the deities at a cultural festival in the capital next month.

Pilgrims worship Mother Goddess at Phu Day festival

Pilgrims worship Mother Goddess at Phu Day festival

(VOV) -Thousands of visitors flocked to the northern province of Nam Dinh for the annual 2014 Phu Day Festival to commemorate the Mother Goddess Lieu Hanh, one of the Four Immortals in Vietnamese legends.

Mother Goddess worship culture highlighted

Nearly 300 domestic and foreign researchers gathered in the northern province of Nam Dinh on September 29 to attend an international workshop on Mother Goddess worship culture in Vietnam and Asia.