Vietnam Legends and Myths
With 4,000 years of history, traditions and customs are not the only things that have been passed down from one generation to another. Like many other countries, Vietnam has its own legends and myths related to its customs, more than one would think due to the age of the country. The stories are usually wife's tales to tell to children at bedtimes, a tradition that is part of growing up.
There is a story about everything and anything a person could think of such from legends about insects, to fruits, to life outside of earth. Another reason for this folklore is people try to explain all the things around them. We would like you to step back in time with us for some bedtime stories.
A Friendship Story in Vietnamese Culture
"Back in the old days there were three boys, Tung, Truc, and Mai. Each of the boys was from a different region in Vietnam and by chance they were brought together..."
Legend of the Mosquito
"There once was a husband and wife who loved each other dearly and affectionately. On the day of the couple's..."
Legend of the Partridge Bird
"A long time ago there was a boy who lost his dad at a young age. His mother mourned over the death for a period of time then decided to..."
Vietnamese Legend of The Moon Boy
"Once upon a time in a rural region there was a man named Cuoi who was a lumberjack. His only possession was his ax. Like any other day..."
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