DAO PEOPLE’S RITE OF PASSAGE IN VIETNAM

Ban Tuan Nang

Abstract


Rite of passage is a ritual imbued with the Dao cultural identity. This is the topic that many researchers are interested in approaching the cultural life of the Dao people, but to find a definition with adequate content is still a problem that has not been thoroughly studied, there are still debate and inconsistency on opinion. This paper, within the scope of the study, describes the basic contents of the ceremony from the lowest level (3 lights) to the highest one (12 lights), through which the definition of rite of passage is given their identity and value in the spiritual life of the Dao people.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25073/0866-773X/361

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