Wedding customs – Unique cultural feature of Red Dao people

Update: 14/09/2022
Wedding custom is one of the unique cultural features of the Red Dao ethnic minority group in Tuyen Quang province.

The custom, bearing rich cultural and historical values, has been strictly preserved and handed passed from generation to generation.

The Red Dao ethnic minority group’s custom consists of various rituals, but the wedding ceremony is the most important one, vividly reflecting the people’s daily life and beliefs.

This ceremony has been recaptured by the Red Dao ethnic people from Tuyen Quang province at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay town, Hanoi.

Below are photos of the wedding ceremony of the Red Dao ethnic people in Tuyen Quang province:

Before the groom’s family comes to the bride’s to take her home, a ritual to report to deities and ancestors is held.

The groom’s family brings offerings to the bride’s.

The bride’s mother making careful recommendations to her before the wedding

The couple in the traditional costumes of the Red Dao ethnic group

The bride and groom bowing before the ancestors’ altar and receiving lucky alcohol and jewelry from the groom’s parents

Translated by Chung Anh

Source: PANO - - September 12, 2022