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Traditional Beliefs of Ethnic Minorities in the Northern Mountainous Region of Vietnam in Current Context

1Department of Scientific Management, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Hanoi, Vietnam


World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2019, Vol. 5 No. 1, 1-9
DOI: 10.12691/wjssh-5-1-1
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Cite this paper:
Le Van Loi. Traditional Beliefs of Ethnic Minorities in the Northern Mountainous Region of Vietnam in Current Context. World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2019; 5(1):1-9. doi: 10.12691/wjssh-5-1-1.

Correspondence to: Le  Van Loi, Department of Scientific Management, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Hanoi, Vietnam. Email: Levanloinpa@yahoo.com

Abstract

Traditional beliefs is one of the elements of Vietnamese spiritual culture in a very multifarious and diverse appearance. The traditional beliefs of ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam such as: Ancestor worship, the beliefs related to community and the beliefs related to nature, production and life cycle, etc. absorbing morality “when drinking water, think of its source”, “Let every man praise the bridge that carries him over” of the Vietnamese ethnic groups. Currently, the traditional beliefs of ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous region are changing to adapt, more suitable to real life. Some traditional beliefs of ethnic minorities in the Northern mountainous region tend to recover, develop and emphasize the significance of human life for individuals and village communities. Many new and progressive cultural values have been transformed into the beliefs of the people here, which makes the cultural and religious values system more multifarious and more humanistic. However, the transformation of the beliefs of ethnic minorities according to the tendency to recover both cumbersome, costly rites, miscellaneous culture or a trend of commercialization also give many challenges for the preservation and promotion of traditional culture of ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam in the current context.

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