VIETNAMESE CUSTOMS

Most visitors to Vietnam are overwhelmed by the sublime beauty of its nature with unspoiled beaches, lush tropical forest and impressive mountains. Especially, this natural beauty is accompanied by a rich culture with exotic traditions and customs.

Birth of a child

The birth of a child in Vietnam is accompanied by several customs. They aim at wishing the child good health, beauty and a successful life.

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Vietnamese names

Unlike Western world, Vietnamese surnames are very limited. The most common ones are Nguyen and Tran, the names of the last two dynasties.

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Family value

Apparently, family value occupies a critical position in the hearts and minds of Vietnamese people. It is fair to say that the family is the center of the Vietnamese common man’s preoccupation and the backbone of the society.

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Wedding and marriage

Marriage is intended primarily to perpetuate the name of the clan and ancestral worship. It is therefore an important event not only for the couple but also for two families.

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Vietnamese funeral rites

The Vietnamese attach great importance to two traditional family obligations to care for their parents in their old age and to mourn them in death. These duties are felt so strongly, they are considered sacred rites.

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