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Ha Nhi rainy season festival a tribute to ancestors

The Ha Nhi people celebrate the rainy season as an opportunity to communicate with ancestors and pray for good luck.

When broken earlobes were music to the ears of a community

Among the Brau, elongated earlobes signified readiness for romance, but if both of them split, the whole community rejoiced.

Central Highlands church has communal look

Built in 2005, a Catholic church in Pleiku resembles an ethnic minority communal house on stilts.
April 30, 2019 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Where ginseng keeps ethnic minority people in rude financial health

From paying for house construction to everyday needs the Xe Dang people in south-central Vietnam use this medicinal root as cash.
March 20, 2019 | 03:45 pm GMT+7

Photo of Vietnamese ethnic minority woman, children wins prestigious international award

The Grand Prize at the Hamdan International Photography Award in Dubai this year has been won by a photo taken in Vietnam.
March 19, 2019 | 09:45 am GMT+7

Beauty queen to focus on preserving ethnic minority traditions

H’Hen Nie, a top 5 Miss Universe contestant, is working to preserve ethnic minority traditions and improve living standards.
January 13, 2019 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

Local decision to scrap ethnic minority New Year fest sparks controversy

H'Mong people have been asked not to celebrate their New Year festival, but the decision's rationale has been questioned.
January 07, 2019 | 10:49 am GMT+7

Six million Vietnamese lifted out of poverty in five years: report

In Vietnam, extreme poverty dropped to 2 percent in 2016 but poverty remains widespread among ethnic minorities, a new report shows.
December 20, 2018 | 09:21 am GMT+7

When people play with fire, seriously, uncannily

During the Fire Festival in northern Vietnam, men of the Pa Then ethnic group rush bare feet into burning embers.
December 01, 2018 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Vietnam Mountain Marathon runs through stunning landscapes

Around 3,400 runners from over 50 countries and territories were treated to breathtaking vistas in Sa Pa last weekend.
September 24, 2018 | 10:11 am GMT+7

A little Vietnamese girl blushes on a California street

A Vietnamese oil painting, Pink Lips, is brilliantly re-rendered by a street artist in California, redoubling its charm.
September 17, 2018 | 03:22 pm GMT+7

Hmong royal palace to be taken back by authorities, handover to family likely

Ha Giang has decided to take back a Hmong palace from a culture department and could return it to an erstwhile royal family.
August 25, 2018 | 10:27 am GMT+7

9 million Vietnamese people still living in extreme poverty: report

The poor faces a widening gap in terms of access to upper secondary education and improved water and sanitation.
April 07, 2018 | 05:00 am GMT+7

Shaman's chant rises above stigma in Vietnam's misty mountains

The government tried to ban the practice and turn it into a political tool, but as one artist said: 'You can't suppress folk culture.'
July 16, 2017 | 03:02 am GMT+7

Where Vietnam’s poor go to borrow

A group of Thai ethnic minority women run a small bank that fills a huge credit gap.
September 30, 2016 | 01:39 am GMT+7
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