The unique festival of Tro Tram which is both sacred and filled with national culture takes place annually at Tu Xa commune, Lam Thao district, Phu Tho province. Aiming at promoting human’s vitality, the festival closely related to “no nuong”-reproductive organs. >>Vietnam Lunar New Year Festival >>Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival Tro Tram Festival The sacred […]

Among the very old days of the country, under the government of King An Duong Vuong (Thuc Phan), Vietnam was called Au Lac. The King decided to build Co Loa (located at Dong Anh District, Hanoi at present time) as the country’s royal palace. >>Giong Festival >>Huong Pagoda Festival Co Loa Citadel Festival To commemorate […]

Each passing year in a person’s life brings esteem and respect to their family and neighborhood. Formerly, at the age of 40 one was honored for being an old man or woman. >>Giong Festival >>Huong Pagoda Festival The history During the Tran Dynasty in the 12th and 13th centuries, the 40 year old emperor gave […]

The presence of the dead, the behaviour of the living, and an influence on the future – the many generations of the Vietnamese family. Ancestor worship was introduced into Vietnam by the Chinese during their long occupation of the country that began 200 years before the birth of Christ. Since then, it has been fully […]

This dress is deemed to be one of Vietnam’s enduring traditional attires, having been worn widely by Vietnamese women in the North centuries before the emergence of the Ao Dai. Usually made of plain fabric in dark colors, the “Ao Tu Than” has long been a dress of peasant women. >>Vietnam Life in the City […]

The “Ao Dai” with its elegant and flattering look has long been considered to be the traditional dress for Vietnamese women. Early versions of the Ao Dai dated from 1744 when Lord Vu Vuong of the Nguyen Dynasty issued a decree that both men and women should wear an ensemble of trousers and a gown […]

Giong Festival is annually celebrated in spring time at several parts of Hanoi in order to commemorate Saint Giong, one of the four immortals of Vietnam. He is a great hero in Vietnam’s mythology, with his splendid merit in defending the country against foreign enemies. According to cultural experts, the festivals held in Phu Dong […]

Together with Bai Dinh and Yen Tu Pagoda Festival, Huong Pagoda Festival is among the greatest Buddhist festival in northern part of Vietnam. Huong Pagoda Festival plays an important role in the spiritual life of Vietnamese people in general and Vietnamese Buddhists in particular. >>Vietnam Lunar New Year Festival >>Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival Huong Pagoda […]

Lunar New Year Festival often falls between late January and early February; it is among the most important holidays in Vietnam. Officially, the festival includes the 1st, 2nd and 3rd day in Lunar Calendar; however, Vietnamese people often spend about nearly a month to celebrate this special event. >>Hat Then >>Parallel Sentences in Vietnamese New […]

The spring festival of Bai Dinh Pagoda takes place since the first day of New Year, officially starts on the 6th day and lasts till the end of the third lunar month. The festival is the perfect start for pilgrimages towards the imperial capital Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh province. >>Vietnam Life in The Countryside >>Vietnam […]