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Vietnamese Marriage Customs (1) – Lễ Dạm Hỏi Posted by on Nov 30, 2021

If you are thinking of getting married to a Vietnamese whose family follows tradition, prepare yourself both mentally and financially for the process! There are steps to follow with a series of events. It could be stressful and tiresome, perhaps even headache inducing, and a hassle. Nonetheless, the events are beautiful, joyous, and memorable when…

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Happy Thanksgiving! Posted by on Nov 24, 2021

CHÚC MỪNG LỄ TẠ ƠN! (Happy Thanksgiving) Time does fly fast when you are busy. Labor Day weekend was like yesterday to me. I turned around, and now lễ Tạ Ơn (Thanksgiving) is coming in just a few days! Following the American tradition of celebrating lễ Tạ Ơn, the Vietnamese community in the United States…

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The Watershed Moment in The Vietnamese 20th Century Posted by on Nov 1, 2021

More than half a century has passed since the deaths of tổng thống (president) Ngô Đình Diệm (Diệm) of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), and John F. Kennedy (JFK), of the USA. Each November, on the anniversary of their deaths, discussions resume about “what if”, “the conspiracies”, “the unknown”, “the untold,” etc. Both these…

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Does Vietnam Celebrate Halloween? Posted by on Oct 25, 2021

Influenced by văn hóa Tây phương (Western culture), the Vietnamese are starting to get more familiar with major western “commercial” holidays, including Halloween. Thus, in recent years, the lễ hội (festival) Halloween has become more popular in major metropolitan and tourist areas, especially among young people. People pour onto certain designated streets or entertainment venues…

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Welcome Fall! Posted by on Oct 11, 2021

Chào thu (Welcome fall)! Mùa thu (Autumn/Fall season) is a beautiful season. Its beauty has inspired many artists and writers to create many masterworks depicting this season. Common conversation topics in mùa thu are completely different than other seasons. These are the things you often hear and discussed at least once in this season. Sự…

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Mid-Autumn Festival Posted by on Sep 20, 2021

It’s the full moon again. Step outside this evening to view the round and bright moon. Better yet, set a table in a yard and sip some tea while munching on moon cakes and watching the moon with your loved ones. Yes, it’s a special time of the year, especially for children in Vietnam. It’s…

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National Day of Vietnam Posted by on Sep 13, 2021

Every year, the Vietnamese celebrate Lễ Quốc Khánh (National Day) on September 2nd. I was curious to see which countries around the world also celebrate Lễ Quốc Khánh in September. Interestingly, there are many of them such as: Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Slovakia…

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