Vietnam Culture

Customs & Habits

A very popular belief among Vietnamese is the custom of the ancestor cult. In every household, an ancestor altar is installed in the most solemn location.

   
Language and Literature

Among the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups some have had their own scripts for a long time and some have not preserved their ancient scripts. As a matter of fact, some ethnic groups consisting of some hundreds of individuals living in remote areas have their own languages.

   
Festivals & Folk-games

January and February are the most interesting festival months in the year. in Vietnam. Plenty of the festivals and special events would be organized throughout Vietnam.

   
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Art performance

Chau Van- Vietnam: The Vietnamese are very religious but not fanatical. Compared to other categories, cult music was not widely developed.

   
Costumes

Ao Dai- A lasting impression for any visitor to Vietnam is the beauty of Vietnamese women dressed in their Ao Dais. These long flowing dresses worn over loose-fitting trousers are considered to be the national dress of Vietnamese women.

   
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Architecture & Fine-arts

Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups, each of which has its own traditional culture. The diversity of the ethnic groups is apparent in the many traditional and cultural Vietnamese treasures.

   
Food, Flowers, Fruits

Nem ran (called cha gio in the south) is a much-appreciated specialty, although it is very easy to prepare. Since long ago, nem ran has been a familiar dish on the menu at all households during the New Year’s festivities, at family parties, and at receptions.

   
Markets

Apart from local products, visitors can find industrial and expensive commodities produced in other localities. Of course, necessities such as fruit, oil, salt and vegetables are always available.