It extends about 1, miles from southern China southward to the Gulf of Thailand. It is bordered on the west by Laos and Cambodia and on the east by the south China Sea. At the center of the "S," Vietnam is less than 30 miles wide. The northern and southern parts of the country are somewhat wider, with the north reaching a maximum width of miles.
Wake[ edit ] When a person passes away in Vietnam, the surviving family holds a [Wake ceremony] or vigil that typically lasts about five to six days, but may last longer if the surviving family is waiting for other traveling relatives.
The body is washed and dressed. A le ngam ham, or chopstickis laid between the teeth and a pinch of rice and three coins are placed in the mouth.
The body is put on a grass mat laid on the ground according to the saying, "being born from the earth, one must return back to the earth. Finally, the funeral ceremony, le thanh phuc, is officially performed.
Funeral[ edit ] The surviving family wear coarse gauze turbans and tunics for the funeral. There are two types of funeral processions: The date and time for the funeral procession, le dua tang, must be carefully selected.
Relatives, friends, and descendants take part in the funeral procession to accompany the dead along the way to the burial ground. Votives are dropped along the way. At the grave site, the coffin is lowered and buried. After three days of mourning, the family visits the tomb again, le mo cua ma, or worship the opening the grave.
After 49 days, le cung that, the family stops bringing rice for the dead to the altar. After one year is the ceremony of the first anniversary of the relative's death and after two years is the ceremony of the end of mourning.
Nowadays, mourning ceremonies follow new rituals which are simplified; they consist of covering and putting the dead body into the coffin, the funeral procession, the burial of the sike into the grave, and the visits to the tomb.
A monk Thay Cung will place a thin piece of cotton over the family member's head and ring a bell and chant while rotating the bell around the deceased's head[ clarification needed ], sending them in to a trance and open a way for the deceased to return to the living.
A bamboo tree with only leaves on the top with small pieces of paper with the deceased's name written on them will start to wave when the deceased is coming. They believe that after days the deceased may return to this realm and "possess" the body of the member of the family undergoing the ritual and once it is completed the other members of the family can communicate with the spirit of the deceased through the tranced family member.
Most Vietnamese, regardless of religious denomination, practice ancestor worship and have an ancestor altar at their home or business, a testament to the emphasis Vietnamese culture places on filial piety.
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