VIETNAMESE CULTURE

All Things You Should Know About Vietnamese Culture

Vietnamese culture may be still mysterious and unknown to most people outside the country. Today, more and more people are going to Vietnam for traveling and doing business. Getting to know Vietnam and Vietnamese culture is interesting and fascinating. We hope with this website, you can find the most comprehensive information about culture of Vietnam and its traditions.

Street Singers
Street Life

Street Singers

Street life in Vietnam has many interesting aspects that can impress visitors. One of them is street singing, which is very popular in big cities.

Street Vendors
Street Life

Street Vendors

Even though by no way is it unique to Vietnam only, street vending is an essential part of city life.

Water Puppetry
Arts and Literatures

Water Puppetry

Vietnam water puppetry or “múa rối nước” in Vietnamese is the pride of people living in Red River Delta. From its first appearance in the 11th century until now, water puppetry has always been a unique variation of the ancient Asian puppet tradition.

Royal Court Music
Music

Royal Court Music

Imperial court music is an integral entertainment form in the Vietnamese court during feudal times.

Ca Tru Singing
Music

Ca Tru Singing

Originated from a form of entertainment in royal palace, Ca tru flourished in the 15th century in Vietnam and was branched out into being performed in communal houses, inns and private homes.

Quan Ho - Alternate Singing
Music

Quan Ho - Alternate Singing

Quan ho is a genre of Vietnamese folk music, which is often performed in spring festivals in the north of Vietnam.

Hat Chau Van
Music

Hat Chau Van

Originated in the Red River delta and dating back to the 16th century, Chau Van is a Vietnamese folk music that is classified as ritual music since it is performed in the practice of “len dong”.

Music
Music

Music

Vietnamese traditional music was born, developed and diversified on the basis of the demand of both the elite and the labor for entertainment, the expression of innermost feelings and above all a spiritual life enriched.

Cao Daism in Vietnam
Religion

Cao Daism in Vietnam

Cao Dai religion is both a monotheistic and polytheistic religion that has been established in Vietnam in the early twentieth century.

Roman Catholicism in Vietnam
Religion

Roman Catholicism in Vietnam

The Roman Catholic Church in Vietnam belongs to the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and curia in Rome

Buddhism In Vietnam
Religion

Buddhism In Vietnam

Buddhism is probably the most popular religion in Vietnam and is mainly of the Mahayana tradition.

Vietnam Fine Arts - Overview
Arts and Literatures

Vietnam Fine Arts - Overview

Vietnam fine arts development is closely connected to Vietnamese culture and history - one that is based on rice cultivation, village tradition and other communal values, which are all under the umbrella of Confucianism.

Birthday Gift For A Vietnamese Friend
Relationships

Birthday Gift For A Vietnamese Friend

As simple as aforementioned, gift-giving is still an art that transcends geographical boundaries and varies across cultures. Take Vietnam and birthday parties as an example.

Visiting A Vietnamese Family
Relationships

Visiting A Vietnamese Family

The home, as it is conceptualized in most Asian cultures, remains a sacred domain, to which access is generally restricted to trusted acquaintances, and the presence of any uninvited visitors is intrusion of some sort.

Neighbours
Relationships

Neighbours

“Better a neighbor near than a brother far off”, as the saying goes. In Vietnam, especially in the countryside, neighbor relationship sometimes is placed much greater emphasis than blood ties relationship. Neighbors are willing to help each other in special occasions as well as in daily life.

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