Every year, on the first Dragon Day after the first full moon, Giay ethnic group at Ta Van Commune, Sapa District, Lao Cai Province hold Roong Pooc festival in order to show people’s gratitude towards their guardians. After many years of celebration, the festival has spread among Muong Hoa Valley and become a common festival […]

About ten kilometers away from Tay Ninh town, in the middle of Mekong Delta is Ba Mountain (Nui Ba)-also known as Ms. Den Mountain (Nui Ba Den). As mentioned in folklore, the mountain was named after Denh, often mistaken as Den (meaning ‘black’), the daughter of a local official. >>Lim Festival >>Cau Ngu Festival Nui […]

About twenty kilometers away from Hanoi, Lim Village of Bac Ninh province is the “hometown” of Quan Ho folk songs, one of Vietnam’s intangible cultural heritages. In order to enhance and promote the tradition of Quan Ho singing, Lim Festival is eagerly celebrated among local residents as well as pilgrims from every part of the […]

The traditional festival Cau Ngu is unique and imbrued with the cultural identity of coastal community. The fishermen here consider whale, a giant yet nice creature, as the companion of seafarers in their voyages, on the vast ocean full of danger. To these people’s mind, whale is not just a normal kind of mammal, but […]

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 […]