The Main Custom And Weather in Vietnam
1. Vietnam weather
Weather plays a very important role in arranging an amazing holiday and everyone has to think before booking Vietnam vacations. Here is some tips for your amazing Vietnam vacation.
Vietnam stretches over 1650 kms along the eastern coast of the Indochinese Peninsula (from 8 Degrees 34' N to 23 Degrees 22' N) with a wide range of latitudes and altitudes, so Vietnam has a remarkably diverse climate. Thanks to the different climate in different areas, there are always places for your vacations in Vietnam.
The North Vietnam: The cold season is sometimes wet and chilly between November and April when the temperature is around 60 Degrees F / 16 Degrees C.
In the hot period, between May and July, the average temperature is about 86 Degrees F/ 33 Degrees C.
It is also rainy season. However, it often rain for half an hour or one hour in the afternoon and stop raining and everything come to normal. In the cool period of the year between 22 Degrees C - 28 Degrees C is August and October. It could be said that from the end of August to May is the best time for Vietnam vacations.
The Central Vietnam: The hot season is about 34 Degrees C to 36 Degrees C. Its rainy season falls in between September and December. Especially, the central is sometimes hit by typhoon with strong wind and heavy rain. June and July are very hot for your Vietnam vacations.
The South Vietnam: The temperature in the south is constant all year, ranging from 77-86 Degrees F/25-33 Degrees C. The dry season is from November to April and the wet period from May to September. There is no neither ideal nor bad time for Vietnam vacations in the south. It is very good for most of time.
Besides the weather, the Chinese new year of Tet is celebrated all over Vietnam in late January or early February. During this time, transport options are filled up quickly and lots of restaurants and tourist sites are closed. Therefore, it is not recommended for Vietnam vacations at this time.
I have been working both as a tour guide and tour leader since 1998 and found that many tourists chose wrong tours because most foreign sale persons do not really know about Vietnam destinations. Therefore, they could not give the right advices to tourists. This makes me to work as Vietnam trip advisor as well.
2. Vietnamese custom:
The country of Vietnam has a rich culture that is based on a long and ancient history of people who bonded with long and close relationships in the area. Visiting the country to experience this culture first-hand makes the Vietnam visa fee completely worthwhile.
The Vietnamese have a belief in the ancestor cult. Every household has an ancestor altar installed in a solemn location. They believe the soul of a dead person, even if dead for many generations, still rests with their descendants on earth. The dead and living people still have spiritual communion.
Everyday life shows that the people should not forget what they enjoy and how they feel is the same for their dead relatives. On the last day of every lunar year, an announcing cult is performed to invite the dead forefathers to return home to celebrate Tet holidays with their families.
During the last days before Tet, all family members visit their ancestors' graves. They clean and decorate the graves in the same manner that the livings clean and decorate their houses to welcome the New Year.
On the anniversary of an ancestor's death, descendants and relatives unite and prepare a feast to worship the dead people and to ask for health and happiness for themselves. Generations have kept ancestor worshipping customs religiously preserved.
The Vietnamese culture has evolved on the basis of the wet rice civilization. The lifestyle of the Vietnamese population is closely related to its village and native lands. In their society, people gather together to form villages in rural areas and guilds in urban areas.
Villages and guilds have been forming since the beginning of the nation. The organizations have gradually developed for the population to be more stable and closer together. Each village and guild have its own regulations called conventions.
Conventions are used to promote good customs within populations.
All conventions are different, but they are always in accordance with state laws. Ten thousand conventions are kept in the History Museum in Hanoi and in other museums throughout the country.
There are 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups and some have had their own scripts for a long time. Others have not preserved their ancient scripts. Some ethnic groups consisting of hundreds of members living in remote areas have their own languages.
Throughout the years, these languages have been enriched in terms of vocabulary, precision, and expression.
The Viet language is most commonly used, however. For the script, under northern domination hand was widely used in trade, education, and state documents. This lasted until the beginning of the 20th century.
During the eighth century, the Vietnamese created the nom script which used the pictographs of hand to note the sounds of the Viet language. The appearance of the nom script marked a point of maturity in the national conscious of the Viet.
This led to the development of literature in Vietnam. In the 16th century, Quoc Ngu appeared and was substituted for both the hand and nom scripts. Quoc Ngu is a Romanized script that was produced by French missionaries.
Since its existence as a nation, Vietnamese literature has been rich in folklore and proverbs. They have been handed down from generation to generation, gradually becoming valuable treasures. Folk literature grows during the processes of activity, labor, construction, and struggle of the people. It is the soul and vital power of the nation.
All kinds of artistic and folk literature from each ethnic group is being collected and maintained.Vietnamese literary tradition has evolved through the multiple events that have marked the country's history. New literary movements can be observed every ten years. In the last century, Vietnamese literature underwent several literary transitions.