Poonah paper of the Cao Lan in Bac Giang

Poonah paper of the Cao Lan in Bac Giang

VOV.VN - In the past the Cao Lan people in Khe Nghe hamlet, Bac Giang province, had a self-sufficient lifestyle. They practiced many crafts, including making poonah paper. Older villagers say making poonah paper was a popular craft.

Cooking like a Hanoian

Cooking like a Hanoian

VOV.VN - Travelers who come to Hanoi often think about exploring this city’s culture and history by visiting some famous sites like Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, or Water Puppet Theatre. Not many of them think to broaden their knowledge of Hanoi’s culture via a cooking class of traditional famous food.

Clothes of the Cao Lan in Bac Giang province

Clothes of the Cao Lan in Bac Giang province

VOV.VN - Cao Lan is one branch of the San Chay group, who live in a number of provinces – Bac Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lang Son, and Quang Ninh. The Cao Lan in Bac Giang province are a little bit different from clans in other provinces, particularly in the way they dress.

The Chut’s “Filling the holes” celebration

The Chut’s "Filling the holes" celebration

VOV.VN - The Chut are an ethnic group with a very small population living in Huong Khe district, Ha Tinh province. When provincial authorities brought them and took them out of the deep forest to integrate with the community, they left behind many backward practices but preserved certain customs, one of which is their “Filling the holes” ceremony.

The Stieng wedding custom of “repaying duty”

The Stieng wedding custom of "repaying duty"

VOV.VN - The Stieng live mainly in Binh Phuoc province together with other ethnic groups. They have retained many of their traditional customs including the wedding custom of “repaying duty”.

The Nung’s longevity ceremony for parents

The Nung’s longevity ceremony for parents

VOV.VN - The Nung people in Dong Hy district, Thai Nguyen province, have a tradition of organizing birthday parties for elders in the family to show children’s respect and filial duty to their parents and grandparents.

The Pa Then’s “Cap sac” ritual

The Pa Then’s "Cap sac" ritual

VOV.VN - The Pa Then ethnic group has about 6,000 people living in several districts of Ha Giang province. They observe many traditional festivals and ceremonies each year, including the Lunar New Year festival, the lifetime ceremony, and worship rituals relating to agriculture, such as the new rice ceremony and praying for rain.

The beauty of Xo dang’s epics

The beauty of Xo dang’s epics

VOV.VN - The epics of the Xo Dang ethnic group’s T’dra branch, also known as ho mu’uan, were first discovered in the early 2000s by Vo Quang Trong, Director of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Dr. Trong and his colleagues have collected 106 versions of epic narratives in Kon Tum province’s Dac Ha and Dac To districts.

Xo Dang epics add color to Central Highlands ethnic culture

Xo Dang epics add color to Central Highlands ethnic culture

VOV.VN - Like the epics of other ethnic groups in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, the epics of the Xo Dang people provide a view of a certain historical period, depicting people’s daily lives and their struggle to protect their land and communities.

Xo dang epics preserved for future generations

Xo dang epics preserved for future generations

VOV.VN - The Ede people’s Khan, the M’nong group’s Ot ndrong, and the Ba Na people’s Ho Mon are the first that come to mind when discussing epics of Vietnam’s Central Highlands. People are less familiar with the Xo dang group’s epics.

Thai stilt house culture

Thai stilt house culture

VOV.VN - The Thai, one of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, settle mainly in valleys near waterways which are suitable for growing wet rice and flax. The Thai live in stilt houses in which their culture and lifestyle have developed and are preserved.

Wedding customs of the Cao Lan people in Bac Giang province

Wedding customs of the Cao Lan people in Bac Giang province

VOV.VN - Marriage is an important event in a person’s life. It marks a turning point toward maturity and love. A wedding ceremony of the Cao Lan ethnic people in Bac Giang province is simple but involves prescribed procedures.

Ca Tru club helps preserve traditional art form

Ca Tru club helps preserve traditional art form

VOV.VN - Hai Phong has done its best to restore and promote the art of ca tru or ceremonial singing over the years. This is reflected in the successful revitalization of the Hai Phong Ca Tru Guild after 25 years, with beautiful performances, young female vocalists, instrumentalists and musicians.

Longevity celebration of Nung ethnic minority people

Longevity celebration of Nung ethnic minority people

VOV.VN - There are approximately 80 thousand Nung people living in the northern province of Bac Giang, 45 km north of Hanoi. They earn a living from rice growing and gathering. Birthdays or longevity celebrations are among the most important events in Nung people’s lives.

Hue delicacies tempting to every palate

Hue delicacies tempting to every palate

VOV.VN - Hue cuisine is different from food in other parts of Vietnam. It is characterized by diverse ingredients, delicate preparation, and artful presentation. This has made Hue cuisine tempting to every palate.

Dum singing of the Muong

Dum singing of the Muong

VOV.VN - The Muong are the fourth-largest of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups. The Muong people inhabit northern mountains, mainly in Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces, where they still maintain their unique culture, an important element of which is Dum singing.

Wedding ceremony of the Red Dao

Wedding ceremony of the Red Dao

VOV.VN - Getting married is a significant milestone in a person’s life. Wedding rituals of the Red Dao ethnic people embrace traditional cultural features that need to be promoted and preserved. Let’s explore a wedding ceremony of the Red Dao in Pu Quan village, Muong Lat district, in Thanh Hoa province.

Longevity celebration of the Nung in Bac Giang

Longevity celebration of the Nung in Bac Giang

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese have a tradition of worshipping their ancestors to honor their predecessors’ merit. But the Nung people of Bac Giang province don’t worship the deceased. Instead, they celebrate grandparents and parents’ birthdays to wish them longevity.