Category Archives: Festivals & Religions

Enjoying Hue Royal Court Music

Hue is not famous for only royal tombs, temples and fascinating dishes. Hue also owning a sweet melody of the art form has been recognized as a World Heritage, which is Hue Royal Court Music.Long time ago, Hue was known as a favorite destination of Vietnam. Moreover, Hue was also one of the most attractive […]

Traditional custom of Vietnamese ethnics on Tet holiday

Traditional custom of Vietnamese ethnics on Tet holidayEach ethnic minority group has its own festivals, customs, beliefs and farming practice. Tet festival lasts about half a month, during which time many exciting cultural and community activities take place.Following are traditional Tet festival customs of some ethnic minority groups in Vietnam including  Muong ethnic minority,  Tay […]

Tich Dien ceremony

Tich dien is a ceremony aiming to encourage locals to focus on rice cultivation and agricultural activities. On this occasion, the Emperor directly ploughs on the field. Emperor Minh Mang realized its importance and assigned the Rite Ministry to carefully prepare relevant documents to use in long-term. Under the reign of Emperor Gia Long, the […]

Mid-autumn festival

Mid-autumn festival is a meaningful event held on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. At this time of the year, the weather is cool. – Name: Mid-autumn festival – Type of festival: Traditional festival – Time: The fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month – Place: Families, schools, communes, hamlets, etc. – Activities: […]

Tet nguyen dan (Lunar new year)

– Name: Tet nguyen dan (Lunar new year) – Type of festival: National traditional festival – Time: From the 30th day of the twelfth lunar month to the 4th day of the first lunar month. – Place: Families, places of worship (pagoda, village hall, family village hall, etc) and other places of interest. – Subject: Ancestor – […]

Religion In Viet Nam

As a communist country, Vietnam is officially an atheist state. Even so, most Vietnamese are not atheists, but believe in a combination of three religions: Daoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Added to these are the customs and practice of spirit worship and ancestor veneration.Minority religions practiced in Vietnam include Christianity, Hinduism, Cao Dai, and Hoa Hao. […]