The M’nong have maintained many traditional customs which have helped enhance their communal bond.
The Muong in Hoa Binh worship their ancestors and practice polytheism. Shamans are respected people who perform religious rituals for families and the community. The Muong consider shamans messengers of the gods.
The Muong culture is expressed in the group’s lifestyle, customs and beliefs. The wedding ritual of the Muong in Hoa Binh shapes the formation and development of the family and clan.
Weaving is an age-old custom of the Muong. They perform every step manually - growing cotton, raising silkworms, weaving, dyeing, and making clothing items. The Muong produce brocade products that bear their cultural hallmark.
The Muong have a population of around 1 million who live mainly in northern provinces like Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa. The Muong culture is related to Hoa Binh culture dating back more than 10,000 years.