VOV.VN - In the last month of the lunar year, ethnic people in A Luoi mountain district of Thua Thien Hue province celebrate Aza, the New Rice Festival. It’s one of the most sacred religious events of the Pako and Ta Oi groups.
VOV.VN - The celebration of new rice crop is one of the most important agricultural festivals in Vietnam. The Tay in the northwestern mountain region celebrate the New Rice Festival on the 9th or 10th lunar month to thank genies for blessing them with a bumper crop.
VOV.VN - “Ruou can” is an indispensible rice wine at important events such as the New Year celebration of ethnic people in the Central Highlands. Several weeks before the Lunar New Year, the Ede people of Dak Lak province begin to distill wine to serve their relatives and friends.
VOV.VN - Moc Chau district in Son La province attracts visitors by its natural landscape and the unique cultural practices of local ethnic minority groups such as brocade weaving.
VOV.VN - The Bo Y have the smallest population of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam and live in the northern border province of Ha Giang. During the year, the Bo Y people in Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province have various agricultural rituals to express their gratitude to the deities and ancestors for bumper crop and prosperity.
VOV.VN - Pao Dung is the traditional singing of the Dao ethnic minority people living in northern Vietnam.
VOV.VN - The Northwest is a mountainous region with not only a poetic landscape, but is also home to 20 ethnic minorities and diverse cultural interests. Its topography is divided into many layers, so its climatic conditions vary by area.
VOV.VN - Ha Nhi ethnic people’s earthen-wall houses are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Their unique houses help them deal with the harsh weather of the northern mountain Vietnam.
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.
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.
VOV.VN - With its dense system of rivers and canals, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has become famous for floating markets which attract tourists with their abundant farm produce sold directly from boats.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VOV.VN -Then singing and Tinh gourd lute playing are typical folk art forms among the Tay, Nung, and Thai ethnic minority communities in Vietnam’s northern mountains.
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.