Category: Vietnamese people

Wrestling bout bustles Hue village

Hundreds of people flocked to the 200-year-old Thu Le Village in Thua Thien Hue Province yesterday to enjoy a traditional wrestling competition. The competition is held annually on the sixth day of Lunar New Year for wrestlers from the province’s Quang Dien District. Village elders said the event aimed to emphasise the importance of training […]

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New Year celebrations for overseas Vietnamese

A crowd of overseas Vietnamese gathered in the US city of New York on February 7 (local time) to celebrate the upcoming traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), the most important holiday in Vietnam. Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, highlighted the significance of the founding day of the Communist […]

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Costumes of Mong women

There are a number of Mong ethnic groups, White Mong, Black Mong, Flowery Mong, and Green Mong, living in Vietnam’s northwestern mountain provinces. Their costumes are colorful. The women make the clothes for all the family members. Although they are starting to modern social values, Mong people still wear their traditional colorful costumes, which are […]

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Resurgence in Dong Ho folk painting

Dong Ho folk painting artisans in the Song Ho village of Thuan Thanh district, the northern province of Bac Ninh are increasingly busy during the days immediately preceding the Lunar New Year (Tet), as more and more people have become fascinated by this centuries-old art form. Dong Ho folk painting uses woodcut prints depicting the […]

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"Banh Chung" – the soul of Vietnamese New Year!

“Banh Chung” (Chung cake) is a traditional and irreplaceable cake of Vietnamese people in the Tet Holidays and King Hung’s anniversary (10th March Lunar). For the Vietnamese, making “Banh Chung” is the ideal way to express gratitude to their ancestors and homeland. The legend of ” Banh Chung” Chung cake was invented by the 18th […]

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Foreign banknotes hunted as lucky money in Vietnam

Banknotes from countries across the globe are sought after to be given as lucky money in Vietnam during the forthcoming Lunar New Year, or Tet in Vietnamese, at prices that are up to 16 times higher than the official exchange rates. Bills with animals on them are particularly favored, as local people believe the notes […]

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Flower markets in Hanoi bustling for Tet

Every year when Spring arrives, Hanoians eagerly visit flower markets to buy their favorite flowers and plants to decorate their homes. A variety of flowers are transported to Ha Noi from other provinces and cities to meet the demand created by people’s hobbies, but peach blossoms and kumquat trees are still the most popular flowers for Tet (Lunar […]

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Over 900 years old of the Craft of Casting Bronze in Tong Xa

For over 900 years, bronze casting in Tong Xa Village, Yen Xa Commune in the district of Y Yen in Nam Dinh Province has been preserved and strongly developed, bringing a good life to the local people . By the end of the 12th century, Nguyen Minh Khong who is considered the ancestor of bronze […]

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Festival of “Spring color from all over the country”

Festival of “Spring color from all over the country” will take place on February 07-11 at Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism. The event consists of a program to meeting and wishing New Year and their springtime traditional customs and games such as fire hopping and Central Highlands gong performances will also be re-created […]

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Vietnam – fascinating country by Mark Edward Harris

Mark Edward Harris is a well known fine art photographer with editorial work appearing in publications such as Life, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, Islands, Harpers Bazaar, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Vogue. His books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work, The Way of the Japanese Bath, Wanderlust, Inside North […]

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