Traditional

Walking in Their Shoes

The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto has collaborated with footwear brand Manitobah Mukluks and the non-profit TreadRight Foundation to co-organize a series of sessions that highlights indigenous mukluk boots. Named Storyboot School, this event aims...

Visiting Pagodas at Tet

In the first days of the Lunar New Year, Vietnamese go to the pagoda to pray for a peaceful and prosperous year for family and friends. This is a time honoured Tet tradition.

Trick or Treat

Every year on October 31st, the western world celebrates a big event known as Halloween. In the Christian faith, Halloween is also called All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve, that is...

Proverb: Làm Khi Lành Để Dành Khi Đau

Literal Translation: Make it when well and save it for when suffering. English equivalent: Save for a rainy day As the saying goes, “Everyday is...

Worship of Mother Goddesses

For thousands of years, spiritual and religious customs have played an important role in the lives of Vietnamese people. Worship of Mother Goddesses is a popular practice and has existed for a...

The History of Lacrosse

Lacrosse is one of the most versatile sports, with four different versions that promote inclusion by encouraging women and providing reasonable accommodation to people with disabilities as established in the Ontario Lacrosse...

More Than a Condiment

Soy sauce is an indispensable condiment for Asians and Asian food lovers. It is the first seasoning to in any Asian kitchen, whether Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Thai. And it is...

Proverb: Đàn Ông Xây Nhà, Đàn Bà Xây Tổ Ấm

English equivalent: Men build a house, women make it a home My father often says that he and us children are the luckiest people in the world because...

An Edible Folk Toy

A long time ago, Vietnamese children found their fun in the eye-catching, colourful toy figures made from rice flour called “tò he.” As the years went by, these figurines seemed to disappear...

Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda

There is a small temple located in Bao Lam district, Lam Dong province, that has attracted the attention of young people who are passionate about traveling to new, unique destinations. Linh Quy...

A Beautiful Custom in Spring

"The first day is Father’s Tet, the second day is Mother’s Tet, the third day is Teacher’s Tet" is the idiom that is deeply embedded in the culture of Vietnamese people. It...

The Five-Fruit Tray of Tet

Every Lunar New Year, on the family altar of every Vietnamese family, there is a five-fruit tray as an offering to the ancestors. The five - fruit tray in Tet represents the...

Buddha & Agricultural God

Dear Mr. Ngan, When I was little, I was often told “Bụt appears.” After I grew up, I realize Bụt is also used to refer to Phật (both words...

Central Highland Wood Spirit

Central Highland, the land of wind and sunshine, is known for its culture of the gong and epic tales usually told beside the flickering flames. However, few people know that there are...

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Another Christmas season has begun. In the joyful atmosphere of people decorating Christmas trees, hanging lights, and preparing gifts, a story of love and sharing flashes across my mind. Besides happy families...

Proverb: Chớ Trông Mặt Mà Bắt Hình Dong

English equivalent: Don’t judge a book by its cover Have you ever heard the story about the rose and the cactus? In a forest, in the middle of...

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