Fortune telling is big business in Vietnam. It's also illegal. In 2006, the government issued a decree establishing fines of between US$15 and $50 for those caught soothsaying, voo-dooing or spreading superstition. … [Read more...] about Blast from the future
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Tet is the most celebrated holiday in Vietnam and creates a unique experience for our visiting guests, and Furama Resort Danang ensures an unforgettable "Tet holidays" in Vietnam. Continuing to play a meaningful role in modern life, the Tet holiday is an important occasion for Vietnamese families to gather together and/or reunite. The time evokes memories such as the well-known saying "A quid of betel and areca nuts start the ball rolling", which is often included in a grandmother's stories to her grandchildren. The tradition continues with offerings of pairs of square glutinous rice cakes to the ancestors. People are still moved by the parallel sentences at Tet, when thoughts of the past, present and future swarm in during the final days of the year. … [Read more...] about Special time of the year
Fortune telling has for centuries been an indispensable part of life in Vietnam. But people don't just want to know about their future for the sake of knowing. It is widely believed in Vietnam that you can actually influence your destiny. The fortune teller's job entails advising clients on how to avoid bad omens and make the most of good ones. This is why it's customary for Vietnamese to consult fortune tellers before important life events, be it choosing a new house, a life partner, wedding dates, when to have a baby, open a business and even funeral dates. The most popular type of horoscope is perhaps tử vi, which foretells your career, wealth, relationships and health based on your sex and the time and place you were born. According to common usage/interpretation of tử vi, one's life is composed of certain pre-defined conditions that can't be changed (it works like privilege) and conditions that could be influenced by the choices we make (something like free … [Read more...] about Should fortune telling in Vietnam become a thing of the past?
2017 is the year of the rooster in the Vietnamese traditional zodiac. VIR’s Bich Ngoc analyses what that means for people and how the rooster is important in Vietnam’s life and culture. The rooster is a common feature in the lives of people all around the world. In Vietnam, the rooster is not only a protein-rich food source, but also one of the most interesting signs on the zodiac. Close to human life In Vietnamese traditional life, the rooster is familiar and friendly. In the countryside, the rooster is considered a perfect alarm. It crows every two hours through the night, reminding people when to sleep and when to wake up for work - especially if they are farmers with their own roosters. Vietnamese people not only consider the rooster among the most important animals in human life, but also accord its importance in religious settings. It is an indispensable offering for festivals, funeral repasts, or any occasion of worship. For many generations, the rooster has been … [Read more...] about The year of the rooster
by Trung HieuWhen designing the layout of a new house and how the furniture is arranged, people these days are looking to the principles of feng shui with the hope of finding peace and wealth. But many people are putting too much faith in this Oriental geomantic art, and this not only wastes money but also causes arguments.After a month abroad on business, Phan Anh returned home to what looked like another man's house.All the rooms in his home had been painted pink, with four large yellow vases in the four corners of each room.The kitchen had been moved to the second floor beside the bedroom, and the bedroom window had been covered with a large board to prevent light coming in. His bed had disappeared, and instead, Anh found a colourful mat.Anh was still reeling from the shock, when his wife, My Van, came in and … [Read more...] about Feng shui is for harmony, not money