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A man built a house for hundreds of old people, a woman donated her hair to cancer patients, and a man sang in the middle of cemetery.

Maintaining the sound of Khen panpipes

Playing the Khen panpipe and dancing is part of the traditional customs followed by the H’mong ethnic minority people.

Ethnic women play football at spring festival

Women of the San Chi ethnic minority group in Quang Ninh Province participated in an annual football competition at Soong Co Festival, leaving the housework to their husbands.

Black sticky rice cakes – a dish steeped in Tay philosophy

The Tay ethnic group in Van Ban District, in the northern province of Lao Cai, are renowned for their black sticky cake – a popular dish and an indispensable custom for festive events.

Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture

A collection of ceramic sculptures, “Buffalo garden,” by artisan Tran Nam Tuoc features the traditional culture and also reminds a familiar image of the animal in Buddhist meditation.

To Mon friendship ceremony of the Ba Na

The Ba Na of Vietnam’s Central Highlands celebrate many festivals each year, including a peace worship, a new rice ceremony, and To Mon – a ceremony to strengthen solidarity.

Life and history intertwine

People’s artist Tran Bang joined the resistance war against the French after the August 1945 Revolution, becoming part of the Central People’s Ensemble operating in northern Vietnam.

Overseas Vietnamese preserve traditional culture

Vietnamese people, no matter where they live, always turn their heart to the homeland.

Book on Central Highlands culture published

Photographer Tran Phong has released a new book entitled Tuong Go Tay Nguyen (Wooden Statues in The Central Highlands of Vietnam).

“Lay co” – a unique tradition of Tay and Nung people in Lang Son

Together with sli and luon singing, “lay co” folk game has been indispensable at any gathering, especially during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, of the Tay and Nung ethnic groups in Lang Son and many other provinces.

Contemporary cultural festival draws onlookers

For the first time, people and tourists could learn about the historical, cultural and artistic values of contemporary life in Hanoi.

Bat Trang a star of Hanoi craft village tourism

In the mornings before he opens his traditional house to visitors, Meritorious Artist To Thanh Son prepares tea to welcome his guests.

Student enlivens traditional theatre figures

Nguyen Duc Huy has his own way of arousing interest in Vietnamese hát bội (classical opera) – painting hát bội characters in a chibi style.

Vietnam launches tourism promotion on Facebook

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) recently launched a photo contest called #VietnamNOW on Facebook to promote Vietnam’s tourism to the world.

Malaysian Food Festival to be held in Ho Chi Minh City

The Malaysian Food Festival is to take place between July 5 and July 14 at Windsor Plaza in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City.

Honour Tet national solidarity

Banh chung (glutinous square cake) and Tet (Lunar New Year) gifts have been delivered to houses of poor ethnic people living in the northern province of Lai Chau and the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Women zoom in on ethnic minority issues

 VietNamNet Bridge – Until three months ago, Sam Thi Xinh had never held a camera. Xinh, a Mong ethnic woman from Phuc Loc Commune in Bac Kan Province, was chosen to take part in a research team with other women from her district.

The Khmer in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has 1.3 million Khmer people living in the southern provinces of Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Kien Giang, An Giang, Bac Lieu, Can Tho, and Vinh Long.

Restoring the disappearing Co Tu clan homes

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Co Tu ethnic minority's clan homes are seeing the dark side of modernisation: the destruction of tradition. But the district is working to change that. Nguyen Thanh-Trung Hieu reports.

Relic sites’ inaccurate Han scripts to be eliminated

VietNamNet Bridge - Researchers have proposed to move steles carved with the name of donors and Chinese pottery vases out of pagodas and historical relic sites.