Aza New Year Festival of ethnic groups in A Luoi

Aza New Year Festival of ethnic groups in A Luoi

VOV.VN - At the end of the year when rice ripens in terraced fields and the weather turn cold, people of the Pako, Ta Oi, and Co Tu ethnic groups celebrate the Aza New Year Festival, or New Rice Festival, to thank their genies for blessing them with a bumper crop.

Vietnam’s folk music treasure promoted

Vietnam’s folk music treasure promoted

VOV.VN - Over the past 3 years, the group “Dong Kinh co nhac”, which means “Ancient music of Tonkin”, has spared no effort mixing Vietnamese traditional music with modern music to revive and promote national music in the modern context.

Flower Festival of the Cong in Dien Bien

Flower Festival of the Cong in Dien Bien

VOV.VN - The Cong group has around 1,000 people living mainly in Dien Bien province. At the end of the year they are cheerfully organizing a flower festival to celebrate a bumper crop and welcome a new year of good luck and happiness.

Nguyet Ang, proud village of doctors

Nguyet Ang, proud village of doctors

VOV.VN - Nguyet Ang village in Hanoi’s outlying Thanh Tri district is home to many talents who have contributed greatly to the nation. Ta Thanh Oai village and Nguyet Ang are the two doctoral villages of Thanh Tri district.

M’nong elephant worship

M’nong elephant worship

VOV.VN - Among the ethnic groups of the Central Highlands, the M’nong are famous for capturing and taming elephants.

Water resource worship of the Ede

Water resource worship of the Ede

VOV.VN - Water resource worship is a unique ritual of the Ede in the Central Highlands. It’s held annually to pay tribute to the water genie, who has brought them happiness in the old year, and pray for good fortune in the new year.

Brocade weaving: dexterity of M’Nong women

Brocade weaving: dexterity of M’Nong women

VOV.VN - M’nong women in many hamlets in Dak Ndrung commune, Dak Nong province, are engaged in weaving brocade fabric. Their colorful products show off their dexterity and diligence and contribute to preserving M’nong tradition and culture.

Deaf, mute youths gain skillls at House of Youth

Deaf, mute youths gain skillls at House of Youth

Where is modern youth heading and what does it find meaningful? Each person has a different answer, but the House of Youth in Da Lat City in the central province of Lam Dong provides some surprising insights for everyone.

Muong Lo panpipe of the Thai

Muong Lo panpipe of the Thai

VOV.VN - The panpipe of the Thai ethnic minority in Muong Lo, Yen Bai province, is considered the soul of local Thai folk singing and culture.

Traditional culture brought to the stage

Traditional culture brought to the stage

Enjoying a vibrant cultural show “The Quintessence of Tonkin” amidst a traditional village on the outskirts of Hanoi is a fantastic experience for tourists and locals alike.

Irish contributor to Vietnam's ethnic minority communities

Irish contributor to Vietnam's ethnic minority communities

VOV.VN - Dr Colman Ross from Ireland has positively contributed to the development of Viet Nam for nearly 20 years with a major focus on the marginalised and remote Ethnic Minority communities that are being left behind.

Ethnic Thai try community-based tourism

Ethnic Thai try community-based tourism

The ethnic Thai in Nghe An belong to an old branch of the original Thai people settled in the mountains of northern Vietnam. With the help of Japanese advice, some villagers are now turning to home-stay tourism to earn extra income and preserve their ancient culture.

Bare feet feat: fire walkers talk to the gods

Bare feet feat: fire walkers talk to the gods

Fire dancing by the Red Dao ethnic group is a special cultural feature in Ha Giang Province. Strong and courageous men shuffle around on burning coals in bare feet, surprising tourists unaware that the practice exists in Vietnam.

French envoy walks his talk on Hanoi streets

French envoy walks his talk on Hanoi streets

Mon Hanoi (My Hanoi), a documentary made by former French ambassador to Vietnam Jean-Noel Poirier, presents a very different, soulful perspective of the capital city.

Artisan strives to keep Khao melodies alive

Artisan strives to keep Khao melodies alive

Vang Sin Phin, a musical maestro from the northern province of Lao Cai, has dedicated himself to collecting musical instruments and preserving the folklore melodies of his people.

Kpan – the powerful bench of the Ede

Kpan – the powerful bench of the Ede

VOV.VN - The Kpan is a long wooden bench of the Ede people on which gong and drum performers sit. The Ede consider the Kpan a symbol of rich and powerful families.