Religion and belief
Vietnam is a country with a rich cultural identity and traditional customs. Vietnamese people often try to keep and impart Vietnamese culture to the next generations as much as possible. With a population of more than 85 million people and 54 different ethnic groups, Vietnam really has a richness of culture that combines different ethnic groups and tribes. However, the common point between these peoples and tribes is their strong beliefs and beliefs and religions. They believe that this will bring happiness. and good luck for their lives. This article will refer to popular religions and beliefs in Vietnam
This is the most developed religion in Vietnam (besides Thien Chu Giao). Buddhism was first created and preached in India in the sixth century BC by Shakyamuni. Buddhism entered into Vietnam in the 2nd century AD .Buddhism gained strong development during the Ly dynasty with many temples built up and the scriptures were encouraged to share. Today, Buddhism is recognized as official religion Vietnam and dominate matters in court. The main purpose of Buddhism is to create a comfortable happiness for people. With Buddhism, people always want to find peace and happiness. and serenity in life.Anyone can join Buddhism, this sect has no social class division, level, gender or age.
About 10% of the world’s population is now Catholic .As the result, Catholicism is also a popular cult in the world and Vietnam. The Catholic Church use to talk about a single, original and founding church of Christo god. The Vietnamese communist community is part of the Roman Catholic church. During the prosperous period,the world had the name for Catholic Vietnam was “Head of the Church in the Far East.”
The Protestant denomination used to describe the church that originated from the 1st century reforms by Martin Luther. Protestantism introduced into Vietnam at the same time as Catholics with a group of European faithful, who founded the church in Hai Phong in 1884. The this result, it opened the development of Protestants in other areas. Like Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City in the following years .1927, The Good Church in Vietnam was established with the main activities such as preaching the Phuc Am and social activities.
This is the sect from Abraham, the second largest religion in the world with more than 24% of the world population being members .Abraham entered in more than 50 countries around the world and including Vietnam. In Vietnam, Islam mainly comes from the ethnic minorities in the center of the central coast .The members of Islam in Vietnam are more than 50,000 people at the moment
A new sect founded in Vietnam in the early 20th century. Caodaism means the highest place – where God reigns. Caodaism is a combination of many different sects (Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism). , Islam, Christianity, Shintoism. Currently, members of this sect live near the church in Tay Ninh province. The number of members is about 2 million people.
This is a small sect from Buddhism, founded by Huynh Phu So in 1939. Currently, the number of followers of Hoa Hao sect is over 2 million members. An Giang is the most crowded area with more than 900 thousand members.
7)Mother Worship (Tho Mau)
Described by the researchers as a primitive cult .Me (mom) in Vietnamese has the pronunciation of the Chinese word Mau. This sect originates from the rite of worshiping ancient goddesses. Because its nature is not a religion, Mother Worship is not organized and operates like other traditional sects. This result, different locations will have different specifications and different customs. This convergence originates from the north and is influenced by many other religions.
Through the article, it helps readers to understand more about popular religions in Vietnam. Each religion will have different customs and ways of operation, but their common point is to bring peace, luck and happiness for people. These sects also help people improve themselves, eliminate and avoid bad things