Music in wedding ritual of Red Dao in Lao Cai province

Music in wedding ritual of Red Dao in Lao Cai province

VOV.VN - For the Red Dao, a ceremonial music band is an important part of happy events such as wedding ceremonies. The cheerful sound of clarinets and drums expresses the joy of the bride, bridegroom, and their guests.

Love in Pieu scarf of Thai women

Love in Pieu scarf of Thai women

VOV.VN - The ethnic Black Thai of Vietnam’s northwestern region value the Pieu scarf as a symbol of love and an important clothing accessory for women. All Black Thai women can weave and embroider Pieu scarves.

Traditional clothes of the Nung

Traditional clothes of the Nung

VOV.VN - The indigo clothes of the Nung in Cao Bang province are distinguishable from others by their designs, which have very few decorations or embroidery. Nung clothing reflects their culture and customs.

Weaving – traditional craft of Tay ethnic minority

Weaving – traditional craft of Tay ethnic minority

VOV.VN - Brocades are typical weaving and sewing products of the Tay people in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang. They are well-known for their colorful patterns which have been passed from generation to generation. The craft is most active in Phu Ngoc commune, Ha Quang district.

Fire dance of Red Dao in Dien Bien province

Fire dance of Red Dao in Dien Bien province

VOV.VN - Dien Bien province is home to about 6,000 Dao people of the Red Dao, Dao Quan Chet, and Dao Khau branches. The Dao observe many religious and cultural ceremonies and festivals.

“Ta dieu”, a religious symbol of the Thai

"Ta dieu", a religious symbol of the Thai

VOV.VN - The Thai in Son La province have many cultural and ritual customs. Planting or hanging Ta dieu is a typical rite which has been handed down from generation to generation.

Red Dao observe Day for Thunderbolt Deity

Red Dao observe Day for Thunderbolt Deity

VOV.VN - The Red Dao have many observances throughout the year, such as abstention day after the Forest Worship on the first day of a New Year and Days of the Wind and Thunderbolt Deities.

Xip Xi Festival of the White Thai

Xip Xi Festival of the White Thai

VOV.VN - The White Thai ethnic minority celebrate their Xip Xi Festival on the 14th day of the 7th lunar month in the leisure time before the fall harvest.

Wedding customs of the Ha Nhi ethnic group

Wedding customs of the Ha Nhi ethnic group

VOV.VN - Expressing one’s love through music, running away to the beloved’s house, and scaling money on the wedding day are some of the unique wedding customs of the Ha Nhi ethnic people in Muong Te district, Lai Chau province.

Stick puppetry of the Tay

Stick puppetry of the Tay

VOV.VN - The Tay often stage stick puppetry at their New Year’s celebration and also at the Going to the Field Festival, a custom that has existed for more than 200 years.

Silver in the life of Thai people

Silver in the life of Thai people

VOV.VN - The Thai people living in Vietnam’s northwestern region highly treasure silver. They use and gift silver jewelry and products at important events such as weddings and religious ceremonies.

Indigo clothes of the Tay

Indigo clothes of the Tay

VOV.VN - Indigo is a dominant color of clothes of many Vietnamese ethnic groups. The Tay in the northern region say that the tradition of using the indigo plant to dye fabric is derived from a folktale of the faithful love of a young couple.

The Si La's unique costume

The Si La's unique costume

VOV.VN - With a population of about 1,000 people, the Si La are one of the 5 smallest ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Gongs and drums of the Co Tu

Gongs and drums of the Co Tu

VOV.VN - Gongs and drums are the most popular musical instruments of the Co Tu in Tay Giang district, Quang Nam province. They are used in community events.