Expat Corner: A survival guide for Vietnamese weddings
4/7/2019 3:05:00 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Weddings are joyous occasions worldwide, and each culture has its own way of celebrating love, usually with a good old-fashioned party.

New rice ceremony of the La Ha
4/3/2019 3:48:09 PM (GMT+7)
 The La Ha ethnic minority lives in Vietnam’s northwestern region where they farm and perform some unique customs and rituals, including a ceremony of new rice worshipping to remind the younger generation to appreciate rice.


 
Mao Dien Temple of Literature – proof of Hai Duong’s thirst for knowledge
4/3/2019 9:58:20 AM (GMT+7)
 The five hundred-year-old Mao Dien Temple of Literature is evidence of the development of Confucianism and academic examinations in Hai Duong province in the past.

The Le Chan festival – a bridge to the past
4/2/2019 5:33:01 PM (GMT+7)
A festival is held annually in the northern port city of Hai Phong on the 8th day of the second lunar month in memory of female general Le Chan, who is credited with having founded the city nearly 2000 years ago.


 
TV tattoo artist takes Scotland by storm
3/27/2019 9:35:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – There’s little in comparison between Vietnam and Dundee, the fourth largest city in Scotland.

Water well – treasure of a village
3/24/2019 8:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
 Village wells, together with banyan trees, communal houses, and river wharves, are symbols of Vietnam’s northern villages.


 
“Tang cau”, a special wedding ritual of the Black Thai
3/12/2019 7:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
 A Black Thai woman in Vietnam’s northwestern region ties her hair into a tall bun on top of her head to indicate that she has got married. A ritual is held to comb and tie up her hair before she goes to her husband’s house.

Che worship of the Ede
3/9/2019 7:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
 The Ede ethnic group in the Central Highlands consider the Che, a big jar, a symbol of family wealth and prosperity. A Che full of alcohol is an indispensable item at all worship ceremonies.


 
Poonah paper of the Cao Lan in Bac Giang
3/8/2019 11:35:00 AM (GMT+7)
 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.

David Thomas: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam in my life, my career
3/3/2019 4:01:00 PM (GMT+7)
“I am one of the lucky ones but every day I wake up and wonder if my luck will run out. I have beautiful and normal children and now grandchildren but several of my friends in Vietnam have not been so lucky”.


 
Central Highlands gong culture space in pictures
3/3/2019 11:27:27 AM (GMT+7)
The gong, a musical instrument native to the Central Highlands, is particularly popular in the five provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong.

An American taps his Vietnamese roots, finds himself
3/2/2019 11:04:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Daniel Nguyen Hoai Tien is not Vietnamese. He wasn’t born in Vietnam, nor is he a citizen.


 

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