Dong Xam silver craft village preserves tradition

Dong Xam silver craft village preserves tradition

VOV.VN - Dong Xam village in Thai Binh province is one of three places well-known for the silver carving craft, together with Hang Bac Street and Dinh Cong village in Hanoi. Also known as Duong Tham, the 600-year old village is now located in Hong Thai commune, Kien Xuong district.

Tam Duong market embraces local mountain culture

Tam Duong market embraces local mountain culture

VOV.VN - Tam Duong market in in Lai Chau city is a typical mountain market. It’s not just a trading place but also a meeting venue of the Dao, Mong, Thai, Giay, and Lu ethnic minority people.

Doi Tam village and the art of drum making

Doi Tam village and the art of drum making

VOV.VN - In Vietnam, drums are a traditional instrument at festivals and weddings. They are also used to announce arrivals to the community, signal when school starts or ends, and accompany musical performances.

Pang A festival of the La Ha

Pang A festival of the La Ha

VOV.VN - La Ha is an ethnic minority group living along the Da river in the northern mountainous provinces of Son La and Lai Chau. Despite social changes, the La Ha have maintained their traditional customs and festivals. The ‘Pang A’ or luck prayer festival reflects the La Ha’s typical culture.

House architecture of the Mong

House architecture of the Mong

VOV.VN - Among the hill sides rising up to Dong Van karst plateau in Ha Giang province, travelers are stunned by the magnificent natural landscape, lush terraced fields, and peaceful villages of Mong people.

Wedding ceremony of the Mang ethnic group

Wedding ceremony of the Mang ethnic group

VOV.VN - The Mang ethnic minority people live in served mountain districts in Lai Chau province. Like other ethnic groups, they have upheld traditional customs and practices for generations while absorbing modern cultural trends.

Ethnic minority language included in university curricula

Ethnic minority language included in university curricula

VOV.VN - In Vietnam, Tay is the mother tongue of nearly 2 million people and a second language for many other ethnic minority people in Vietnam’s northwestern region. The language is starting to be displaced by Vietnamese, and many Tay people are finding it harder to use their mother tongue.

La Ha ethnic group

La Ha ethnic group

VOV.VN - The La Ha people live in Vietnam’s northwestern region, mainly in Lao Cai, Son La, and Lai Chau province. In the past they lived off the land in isolated remote mountains, where they developed unique customs and rituals.

Hai Hau’s flowery roads show the way to local pride

 Hai Hau’s flowery roads show the way to local pride

Our first glimpse of Hai Hau District in the northern province of Nam Dinh was roadsides full of flowers. In recent years, the land along the inter-village roads in the coastal district has been planted with flowers-indicating that people have not only focused on surviving by building, fishing and raising rice.

Motherhood goddess worshipping ritual of Red Dao

Motherhood goddess worshipping ritual of Red Dao

VOV.VN - Worshipping goddesses of Motherhood, the protectors of babies, is an important ritual of the Red Dao in Lao Cai province. Their ceremony pays gratitude to the goddesses and asks them to bless a baby with good health and obedience.

Muong people in Phu Tho preserve cultural identity

Muong people in Phu Tho preserve cultural identity

VOV.VN - The Muong in Vo Mieu commune, Phu Tho province, have actively responded to national campaigns that encourage people to unite to develop new rural areas and a cultural lifestyle. While adopting a modern lifestyle, they have preserved and promoted their traditional culture.

Spring Festivals in mountain regions

Spring Festivals in mountain regions

VOV.VN - Spring is the season of festivals across Vietnam. For ethnic groups in mountain regions, spring festivals are opportunities to relax and pray for a good new year.

“Mushroom house” of the Black Ha Nhi in Lao Cai

"Mushroom house" of the Black Ha Nhi in Lao Cai

VOV.VN - The earthen houses with mossy roofs of the Black Ha Nhi in Y Ty district, Lao Cai province, look like mushrooms in the clouds. When sunshine banishes the clouds, the earthen houses appear on the mountainside as in a fairy land. VOV introduces the uniqueness of the Black Ha Nhi’s architecture.

Wood stove of the Tay in Binh Lieu

Wood stove of the Tay in Binh Lieu

VOV.VN - The wood stove has an important position in the life and culture of the Vietnamese people as it provides light, cooks food, and warms up the house.

Dich Vi village worships stone dog

Dich Vi village worships stone dog

VOV.VN - For centuries the dog has been believed to bring good luck, blessings, and happiness to humans. At Dich Vi, a village not far from downtown Hanoi, a stone dog is considered the villagers’ tutelary god.

Tet a special time for foreigners too

Tet a special time for foreigners too

VOV.VN -More and more foreigners are currently choosing Vietnam as an ideal place to live and work and especially, the Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) is a special opportunity for them to gain a deeper understanding of the country’s fine customs and traditions.