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Food and culture (14)

Vietnamese wedding ceremony

26 April 2014 Written by

The traditional Vietnamese wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in Vietnamese culture with influence from Confucian and Buddhist ideologies.

Nhan Dan – Nem (spring roll) is an indispensible dish during Tet (lunar New Year) meals of Vietnamese people.

With the affordability of digital cameras as a way to capture memories, it is surprising that each day portrait artist Bao Nguyen receives many customers in his small shop on bustling Hang Ngang Street.

A stream of bicycles trickle around West Lake, some that look like they’re made of tin, and some worth thousands of dollars. It’s another day out for Hanoi Xua & Nay Bicycle Club.

Money giving - a nice New Year custom

16 April 2014 Written by

Giving money on the occasion of New Year, with desires that better things will happen in future, has become an indispensable custom of the Vietnamese during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, along with other famous destinations worldwide, was listed in the top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies by lonelyplanet.com in April.

"Banh Chung" (square glutinous rice cake) is a traditional cake of Vietnamese people in Tet Holidays.

Tea-drinking habit in Vietnam

08 April 2014 Written by

Walking along streets, it is easy for you to find a tea shop, which is a very popular part of Vietnamese street life.

“Cốm” - Autumn’s special gift

03 April 2014 Written by

The Hanoitimes - "Cốm" (green sticky rice) is a delicacy that is made only in autumn and cherished by all Vietnamese.

Traditional dress

26 February 2014 Written by

Historians and archaeologists tell us that male garments consisted only of a loin-cloth, leaving the body naked and tattooed with dragons and other figures.

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