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My Heritage

Vietnamese culture

Kim Nguyen

on 17 June 2011

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VIETNAMESE CULTURE MY FAMILY HISTORY My maternal grandpa arrived here in 1985
and slowly sponsored the rest of
the family to America Important Facts in Vietnam History My family came from Southern Vietnam and
lived in the city of Saigon Culture is influenced by the Chinese, the French and (recently) the Western language and culture Vietnam War: 1945-1975
-a civil war, a result of differences on whether the country should be communist or not French Colonization: About 1845-1945
- they were the reason for the country being divided into the North, Central and South regions TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS Originated from China The 1st son inherits everything and is the 2nd head of the family, just after the father Aunts and Uncles are titled with numbers according to their age Independence Day (from France): September 2 Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year Festival) or "Tet Nguyen Dan": Feb 2-7
- the young get money as blessings from older family members In the SOUTH offering food= friendship and love, eating it= accepting it language is vietnamese but terms/pronunciation differ by region (North/South/Central) National Dress :Áo Dài, means “long dress” Religion Buddhist Southern
Food Eat every part of everything: the FRESHER the BETTER Catholic Mostly influenced by the French AND... ALL DONE! :) Ex. Rice, Pork, or Fish...etc. Don't celebrate Birthdays -Instead celebrates when the child turns a month and a year old & SOURCES https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vm.html http://www.vietnamembassy-usa.org/learn_about_vietnam/culture/beliefs_and_religions/ and my mommy
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