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Vietnamese Culture

Ancestor worship

Ancestor worship Ancestor worship has been said that the Vietnamese believe in the dead, while the Occidentals believe only in death.  Ancestor worship was introduced into Vietnam by the Chinese during their long occupation of the country that began 200 years before the birth of Christ. Since then, it has been fully absorbed into the Vietnamese consciousness and, with Confucianism, underpins the country‚Äôs religion and social fabric.Ancestor worship is not only the adhesive that binds the Vietnamese together, but also one of the most difficult concepts for people from Anglo-Saxon or European origins to understand. It has been said that the Vietnamese believe in the dead, while the Occidentals believe only in death. Read more >>
 
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