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Water Puppets

Water Puppets

Vietnamese water puppetry has a long history. An inscription on a stone stele in Doi Pagoda, Duy Tien District, Nam Ha Province, relates a water puppet show staged in the… Read more »

Pre-Le Dynasty (980-1009)

Pre-Le Dynasty (980-1009)

Kings of Pre-Le Dynasty (980-1009) Le Dai Hanh (980-1005) Dynastic title: Thien Phuc (980-988); Hung Thong (989-993); Ung Thien (994-1005) Le Trung Tong (1005) Le Long Dinh (1005-1009) To deal… Read more »

Tran Temple Festival

Tran Temple Festival

Time: 15th to the 20th day of the eighth lunar month. Place: Loc Vuong Ward, Nam Dinh City, Nam Dinh Province. Objects of worship: 14 Tran Kings. Characteristics: Proclamation worshipping,… Read more »

E De ethnic group

E De ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: E De (Rade, De, Kpa Adham, Krung, Ktul, Dlie Rue, Bio, Epan, Mdhur and Bich). Population: 270,348 people (Year 1999). Locality: Concentrated in Dak Lak Province,… Read more »

Cong ethnic group

Cong ethnic group

Name of ethnic group: Cong (Xam Khong, Mang Nhe, and Xa Xeng). Population: 1,676 people (Year 1999). Locality: Muong Te District in Lai Chau province and along the Da River…. Read more »

Throwing a sacred ball through the ring (nem con)

Throwing a sacred ball through the ring (nem con)

Each ethnic group in Vietnam has unique ways of celebrating Tet. The Tay people of Cao Bang and Lang Son Provinces have a special Tet game that not only ushers… Read more »

Ly Dynasty (1010-1225)

Ly Dynasty (1010-1225)

Kings of Ly Dynasty: – Ly Thai To (1010-1028) – Ly Thai Tong (1028-1054) – Ly Thanh Tong (1054-1072) – Ly Nhan Tong 1072-1127) – Ly Than Tong (1128-1138) –… Read more »

Phu Day Festival

Phu Day Festival

Time: From the 1st to the 10th day of the third lunar month, the main festival day is on the 3rd day of the third lunar month. Place: Phu Day,… Read more »

Customs of Chewing Betel and Areca Nuts and smoking thuoc lao

Customs of Chewing Betel and Areca Nuts and smoking thuoc lao

According to legends, chewing quid of betel and areca has been a custom since the Hung Vuong period and is connected to the antique legend of betel and areca. A… Read more »

Tran Dynasty (1225-1400)

Tran Dynasty (1225-1400)

Kings of Tran Dynasty: – Tran Thai Tong (1225-1258) – Tran Thanh Tong (1258-1272) – Tran Nhan Tong (1279-1293) – Tran Anh Tong (1293-1314) – Tran Anh Tong (1314-1329) –… Read more »