Xa Tac Royal Offering Rituals held in Hue

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SaiGon GP English 2 day(s) ago

A traditional worshipping ceremony, known as the Xa Tac Offering Rituals was held at Hue ancient capital in Thua Thien-Hue province by the Hue Monuments Conservation Center, on March 22.

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A glimpse of Champa traditions

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

During my trip to Vietnam for the shooting of a documentary, I had a chance to visit many beautiful and unique places in Vietnam. The villages and cities of Champa ethnic group in the central coast province of Ninh Thuan are definitely places I will never forget.

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Playing with fire: exorcising demons in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Deep in a trance and impervious to the heat of burning coals underfoot, lithe young men prance across piles of glowing embers at a ritual fire dance to exorcise spiritual demons and pray for a healthy harvest.

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Top five festivals worth discovering in northern Vietnam

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

The first month of the Lunar New Year is a perfect time for curious people to visit festivals. Following are top five festivals one should discover in northern Vietnam during this time of year, according to Vietnamplus.

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11 new intangible forms of the nation’s cultural heritage recognised

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced a list of eleven newly recognised forms of the nation’s intangible cultural heritage.

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Hanoi traffic blocked as prayers fill street for full-moon ritual

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Thousands of people filled a street in Hanoi on Friday as they attended a ceremony to pray for luck, apparently unconcerned if traffic would be paralyzed for hours thanks to their worshipping.

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Trần Temple Festival honours ancient kings

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Thousands of locals and visitors attended the water procession and fish worship ceremonies held yesterday at Trần Temple Complex in Lộc Vượng Ward, Nam Định City of the northern province of Nam Định.

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President offers incense at imperial citadel in Hanoi

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

President Tran Dai Quang offered incense and released birds at a spring ceremony held in the ancient Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi on the ninth day of the first lunar month (February 5).

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Spring festivals celebrated across the country

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Many spring festivals and cultural activities kicked off on January 31 or the fourth day of the first month as per the lunar calendar.

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How ethnic people in northern Vietnam pray for bumper crops

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Apart from marveling at the UNESCO-recognized Ha Long Bay, visitors to the northern province of Quang Ninh can experience the traditional crop ritual preformed by ethnic minority natives to pray for a bountiful season.

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Lunar New Year – biggest traditional holiday in Vietnam

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

The traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) is the biggest and oldest festival in Vietnam, bringing its people together to celebrate the sacred and meaningful annual event.

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The year of the rooster

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

2017 is the year of the rooster in the Vietnamese traditional zodiac. VIR’s Bich Ngoc analyses what that means for people and how the rooster is important in Vietnam’s life and culture.

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Beliefs of the Kho Mu

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

The Kho Mu practice many rituals and ceremonies each year: worship of the hamlet’s genie and ancestors and festivals to welcome new crops and the Rice Mother.

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Thai king's health 'unstable' as crowd holds vigil

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Báo Dân Trí English 5 month(s) ago

The health of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is "still unstable", the palace said late Wednesday, with the 88-year-old on a ventilator and battling a new infection as crowds gathered to pray outside his Bangkok hospital.

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Vietnam recognizes festival, tree as national heritages

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Báo Thanh Niên English 36 month(s) ago

Vietnam has added a precious banyan tree and a southern maritime festival to its list of national heritages.

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