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Current Good and Bad Trends of Vietnamese Traditions and Customs

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Vietnamese customs are very rich and express national identity. Currently, 54 ethnic groups live peacefully in a united country while the economic, social and political conditions of historical periods have greatly influenced the habits and customs of Vietnamese people. In the present time, the laws of the state, social and religious organizations play a very important role in the current practice. In this context, many good practices are valued while obsolete ones are being prevented or minimized. Good customs, which often involve ancestor worship and rituals, relate to labor and social cohesion. With the encouragement of the Vietnamese Government and the support of social organizations, practices consistent with the current social life have been preserved and developed throughout the country. Thanks to that, Vietnam has a common identity for all 54 ethnic groups. There are good customs, which have been forgotten for a time because of war, are now restored. Some customs are narrowed or changed in the way they are organized because of their potential danger to society. Originating from the feudal period and being influenced by superstition, backward customs are mainly related to burial and worship rituals. Because of their bad influence on the health and safety of the community, these practices are gradually being eliminated. Although changing habits is a very difficult task, recent studies show that the habits of the Vietnamese people are changing to be in line with modern life.

DOI 10.11648/j.ss.20190803.12
Published in Social Sciences (Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2019)
Page(s) 75-81
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Keywords

Custom, Value, Practice, Influence, Change

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  • Department of Social Sciences, Management and Economics, International School (VNU-IS), Hanoi, Vietnam

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