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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.

Return to place of survival

Return to place of survival

VOV.VN - Vietnam is a word that always haunts the minds of American war veterans, who fought during the war in the country shaped like the letter “S”.

Soul prayer ritual of the Thai

Soul prayer ritual of the Thai

VOV.VN - The Thai in Vietnam’s northwestern region pray for the souls of sick people, new born babies, people traveling far from home, and new daughters-in-law to wish them good health, safety, and happiness. The prayer inspires these persons to overcome challenges in their lives.

Cao Phong district preserves Muong Thang culture

Cao Phong district preserves Muong Thang culture

VOV.VN - Cao Phong district is the cradle of the Muong Thang, one of four Muong branches in Hoa Binh province. Hoa Binh authorities have worked with local people to preserve the traditional culture of the Muong Thang.

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.
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