Some Vietnamese taboos

 In Vietnam, it is considered bad luck to travel on certain days of the lunar month. These days are the 5th, 14th, and 23rd of the lunar month.

It is considered taboo to have the headboard of your bed face the road. This is due to the head of coffins facing the road during funeral ceremonies that are usually held in homes.

Another interesting taboo is for individuals to marry within a year of the passing of their mother or father. It is the case that many will change the arranged marriage date to outside a year of the date of the relative passing.

It is also important in Vietnamese culture to not face anyone with the soles of your feet. Whilst this may seem a fairly simple one to avoid watch out when you’re sat on a couch with your feet up!

Whilst these taboos may seem strange and unusual your taboo’s in the west probably seem peculiar to those in Vietnam.

  So, right now get to submerge yourself in Viet Nam culture  and learn about these new obscure taboos through the eyes of our local specialists on a range of unique Mitatour experiences that can’t be found anywhere else !


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