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Teen Life in Vietnam
Transcript of Teen Life in Vietnam
9% of Vietnam's population is Buddhism, 7% are catholic, Christianity is popular in the cities, and some Vietnamese are animists which are people who believe in spirits in all living and non living things. Almost every family in Vietnam has a family altar for their ancestors in their house. They place flowers and fruit on the altar on the first and middle day of each month. In Vietnam, there are 11 major holidays. The most important holiday is the Lunar New Year, on which everyone celebrates their birthday. In addition, they also celebrate Liberation Day, Labor Day, and National Day.
For recreation, men join teams such as volleyball and soccer. In cities, people play badminton, tennis, table tennis, and swimming are fun activities to do. Most young men and women join tae kwon do and wushu. The young of Vietnam enjoy going to the theater and doing karaoke. People in their late teens begin dating and usually marry after the male is 25 and the woman is 23. In families, the youngest son inherits the parents house after they become elderly and cares for his parents.
In Vietnam, there are 92,477,857 men, women, children, and teens. There is a growth rate of 1.03% in Vietnam. The two largest cities are Hanoi and Saigon, which are located along the Red and Mekong rivers. Many Vietnamese people leave the country in search of a better life for them and their families. 86% of the population are Vietnamese, but there are over 50 other languages in the highlands.
Vietnam has a 19 member government with a president, and prime minister. The Communist party of Vietnam is the only political party in Vietnam that has any power over election of officials. Children begin going to school at age 5 and is free for their first 6 years of being at the school, not including books, supplies and uniforms. Since the Vietnam war, children have been born more ofter with birth defects due to the poisonous gases in the air released during the war. People grow herbs and use local materials to use for medicine since clinics are highly expensive.
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