Pre Wedding Customs of the Co Tu

Pre Wedding Customs of the Co Tu in Quang Nam province, central Vietnam. The Cotu in Quang Nam province have preserved a unique pre-marriage custom, which highlights the significance of the pure love between a man and a woman. Elderly people in Dong Giang and Tay Giang districts of Quang Nam province say previously only […]

Ba Na Musical Instruments

Klong Put, the hand-made musical instrument has unique shapes and sounds which distinguish Bana music from the music of other Vietnamese ethnic groups. Living close to nature, the Bana have made many musical instruments from available materials like stone, wood, bamboo, rattan, leaves and dried gourds. Hundreds of years ago the Bana created diverse kinds […]

Khen Panpine of Thai People in Son La

The khen panpipe of the Thai people is played at Thai community events, festivals, competitions and performances. The panpipe is a popular musical instrument created by the Thai ethnic minority people in Yen Chau, Son La. Together with the gong, the Tinh musical instrument, flute and strings, the panpipe remains popular among the Thai. To […]

Tet Holiday of the Thai People

Following are traditional Tet holiday customs of the Thai ethnic minority in Vietnam. Each Vietnamese ethnic group has its own festivals, customs, beliefs and cultural practice. The Tet festival of the Thai people lasts about half a month, during which time many exciting cultural and community activities take place. The Thai people in Son La and Lai Chau […]

Tet Holiday of the Hre People

Following are traditional Tet holiday customs of the Hre ethnic minority in Vietnam. Each Vietnamese ethnic group has its own festivals, customs, beliefs and cultural practice. The Tet festival of the Hre people lasts about half a month, during which time many exciting cultural and community activities take place. The Tet festival of the Hre ethnic group, who […]