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OocOmBok Festival

Ooc-Om-Bok Festival is a religious service that worships the moon deity of the Khmer minority group and prays for good luck, happiness, good weather and bumper crops. The festival is usually held when the dry season begins and rice are ripening on the fields. The Moon-worshiping ceremony takes place on …

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Trong Com (Rice Drum)

The Trong Com (rice drum) gets its name from the practice of placing a pinch of hot steamed rice in the middle of the drum skin to “tune” the instrument. The Trong Com consists of a hollow cylinder or hemisphere with a membrane stretched tightly over one or both ends, …

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The Story Of Tam And Cam

Long, long ago there was a man who lost his wife and lived with his little girl named Tam. Then he married again a wicked woman. The post The Story Of Tam And Cam appeared first on Vietnamese Culture and Tradition. Source link

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Tam Thap Luc

The Tam Thap Luc is a sort of zither with thirty-six brass strings as it is called. It has the shape of an isosceles trapezoid, with a slightly convex sound board made of light, porous, unvarnished wood. The bridges and sides are made of hardwood. The bottom is flat. There …

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The Beauty Of Ao Dai Hue

Many people say that residents of Hue (the old imperial city of Vietnam during 1802-1945), from the members of reputed families to ordinary traders and retailers, are always decent in their speaking and gestures. Wearing an old Ao dai (traditional long dress) torn out with time, or made with luxurious …

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T’rung

T’rung is one of the popular musical instruments closely associated with the spiritual life of the Bahnar, TSedan, Giarai, Ede and other ethnic minority groups in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. This traditional folk-musical instrument is made of short bamboo tubes differing in size, with a notch at one end …

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Beauty of the Ancient Architecture

A part from Hoi An, Hanoi is Vietnam’s only city where ancient streets can be found. These streets still keep the same appearance that they had at the end of 19th century. According to historical sources,they have been the true core of Thang Long since its foundation nearly a thousand …

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Bamboo Flute

Bamboo flute is made from a stem of fine bamboo pierced with finger holes. The bamboo flute has long been attached to the cultural and spiritual life of the Vietnamese. It can be said that the bamboo flute contains the musical essence of the Vietnamese countryside together with the four …

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Leaving the Tomb Festival

Unlike other ethnic minorities in Vietnam, some groups in the Central Highlands, including Ê dê, Gia Rai, Ba Na do not have the practice of worshiping their ancestors and deceased persons. The bereaved only look after the tombs of the deceased for a period of three, five or seven years, …

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Dan Tam Three-string Lute

This three-stringed lute is used by several ethnic groups in Vietnam. The Viet call it Dan Tam, whereas the Ha Nhi call it Ta in. This instrument exists in three sizes: large, medium, and small. The small is the most popular. The sound box is oval-shaped, and the soundboard is …

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