Piety in Traditional Culture and Its Aspects in Vietnam Today

Nguyen Thi Tho, Hoang Thi Hanh


This essay presents the filial piety in Vietnamese traditional culture and its new presentation in modern life. The positive aspect, new phenomenon occurred such as: Building society-sponsor centers for alone elderly who has none to depend on, Hiring maid to take care parents and grandparents, Changing from traditional family model (grand) to nuclear family model (little). Such phenomenon positively effect to the filial piety and the elderly are looked after better. However, various negative phenomena occurred such as: Excessively holding longevity wishing ceremony for old parents and grandparents, Exccessively ancestor-worship leading to waste money, Building tombs I unorganized way. In general, the filial piety in Vietnam is changing depend on the economic-social life that matches with the principle of Marxist-Leninist philosophy: “Social existence decides social consciousness”.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s1p98

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