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Kitchen God Festival – Vietnamese Christmas Day

The title of this article may have surprised you, but the Kitchen God Day, celebrated on December 23rd of a lunar calendar, has been long regarded as our own “Christmas Day” in Vietnam.  For us, the Kitchen God Day is one of the most long-standing and important festivals.  It also has a lot of significant religious beliefs attached to it. The custom …

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Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also popularly known as the ‘Full-Moon Festival’ is a cultural, traditional festival of Viet Nam.  The celebration is held on the 15th day of the Eighth Lunar month every year.  As a legend has it – on this occasion, the moon is brighter and is much more significant in size, than during any other given time of …

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Áo Dài – The Traditional Costume of Vietnam

With its long and extensive history, that dates back to as early as the 18th century, Áo Dài (a traditional Vietnamese long dress) is not only a unique symbol of the feminine beauty, but is also a deeply ingrained part of our culture and mind.  Despite overcoming some difficult times in the country’s history, Áo Dài has carried its national …