Superstitious beliefs and practices are common among many people who practice some form of animism. As many of the peoples of Vietnam practice ancestor worship and pay homage to spirits of all kinds, they perform superstitious rituals that have been passed down through generations.
All over Vietnam’s major cities, people often overlook the thousands of children who live and work on the busy, urban streets.
Some children live on the streets with their parents. Some leave their families in rural areas to come to the city and make extra money. Others are orphans, often finding family through gangs and other orphaned street children.