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Vietnam Culture & Tradition
Transcript of Vietnam Culture & Tradition
The predominant religion in Vietnam is Buddhism, which is also one of the world's great religions. The great majority of Vietnamese people regard themselves as Buddhists but not all of them actively participate in Buddhist rituals at the pagoda
Christian church that has been the decisive spiritual force in the history of Western civilization. They believe in God and also the Saints.
Roman Catholics form the largest Christian group in Vietnam
Today the Roman Catholic Church counts 10.5 % of all Vietnamese as members
Vietnam is bordered by China, Laos, Cambodia, and the South China Sea.
Population of Vietnam is 87, 840, 000 people
Average height: females are 5'1 and males are 5'3
Currency is Dong: 1 U.S. Dollar is equivalent to 20, 831.99 Dong
The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi
Vietnam Traditional Dance
The red symbolizes revolution and blood.
The five-pointed yellow star represents the unity of workers, peasants, intellectuals, youths and soldiers in building socialism.
The traditional food that they eat is dumpling, noodles, pancakes & sandwiches, soup and rice paper rolls
Vietnam Traditional Clothes
Vietnam Holiday & Festival
Engagements last around six months
Live with parents until marriage, then move to husband's family's house
Men's age: 20-30
Women's age: 18-25
Ceremonies are Christian or Buddhist
Divorce is uncommon and considered shameful
Vietnam Cultural Heritage
Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
Complex of Hué Monuments
Hoi An Ancient Town
Tet Trung Thu
In Vietnam the Mid-Autumn Festival, known as Tet Trung Thu in Vietnamese, is the country’s second most important holiday, after Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. Tet Trung Thu usually takes place on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. In 2013 it will be on September 19.
The Vietnamese New Year
This marks coming of spring and the new lunar year
Celebrations usually last 3 days
New clothes, candies, flowers, and decorations are bought
Offerings of food are made to Ong Tao
Special food like Banh Chunh and pates are made
Considered taboo to sweep the house
Takes place in springtime.
People take their elephants to places where they can eat
Their food includes: grass, banana, sugar cane, corn and sweet potatoes.
Elephants are free from hard work to preserve their strength
On this day, elephants from different villages gather in Don Village to race
The race is about 500m long and wide enough for 10 elephants to stand simultaneously.
Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival
Officially held every year on May 9th.
Fighting buffaloes must be carefully selected, well fed, and trained.
The buffaloes must be between 4 and 5 years old.
Appearance is very important.
Fighting buffaloes are kept away from contact with common buffaloes.
Leader: Kristine Landicho