A bit of Context

Religion in Vietnam

Vietnam’s traditional religious background is based on three great philosophies and religions – Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism – that coexist with a more ancient but still thriving…
Vietnam’s traditional religious background is based on three great philosophies and religions – Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism – that coexist with a more ancient but still thriving Mother Worship cult, ancestor worship, popular beliefs, superstitions and ancient Vietnamese animism. It is a rich and finely balanced amalgam that permeates not only the spiritual side of Vietnamese life (most will say they are Buddhists) and their understanding of the universe (taken from Taoist philosophy), but also regulates family and civic duties (which is the main focus of Confucianism).

Ancestor worship
Ancestor worship