Vietnamese Culture Essay

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There are very few countries that have changed as rapidly as Vietnam, in just a short amount of time. Now, only thirty years after the end of the American War, this country is full of hope. It is changing, and doing it quickly. Access to Vietnam is easier than ever, roads are becoming more modern, there are many hotels and Vietnam’s old Communist system is changing into a socialist economy. Tourists to this country and finding that it is not reminisce of a war, but a beautiful country. Vietnam is located in Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia. It is slightly more South than New Mexico. The climate is tropical in south; monsoonal in north …show more content…
The main religions of Vietnam are Buddhist, Taoist, Roman Catholic, indigenous beliefs, Muslim, Protestant, Cao Dai, Hoa Hao. Currently, seventy percent of the population is Buddhists by religion or their thinking or behavior is governed by Buddhist philosophies. Catholics occupy Bui Chu-Phat Diem in the northern province of Ninh Binh and towards the South it occupies Ho Nai-Bien Hoa in Dong Nai Province. The followers of Islam occupy the central region of the central coast of Vietnam. Majority of the Islam followers are from the Cham ethnic minority group. Members of the same household live together, work together, and gather together for marriages, funerals, Tet (lunar New Year) celebrations, and rituals marking the anniversary of an ancestor's death. Family members look first to other family members for help and counsel in times of personal crisis and protected the interests of the family in making personal or household decisions. The extended family rather than the nuclear one was the main family structure, often with three or even four generations, and usually made up of grandparents, father and mother, children, and grandchildren, all living under the same roof. Sometimes parents had more than one married son living with them, but this often led to such stress that it was best for a second son to live separately. All
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