"religion" Vietnam Local Custom Tip by TomorrowsAngel

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by TomorrowsAngel

Vietnam is made up of mainly 4 religious groups - Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhismand Christianity%c.
Over the centuries, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and popular Chinese beliefs have fused with and ancient Vietnamese animism to form what is known collectively as the Triple Religion%c.
Confucianism%c, more a system of social and political morality than a religion, took on many religious aspects.
Taoism%c, which began as an esoteric philosophy for scholars, mixed with the popular Buddhism%c of the peasants, and many Taoist%c elements became an intrinsic part of popular religion.
If asked their religion most Vietnamese are likely to say they are Buddhist%c, but when it comes to family or civic duties they follow Confucianism%c while turning to Taoist%c concepts in understanding the nature of the cosmos.
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  • Updated Mar 17, 2004
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