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The funeral rites are formed to show respect for dead family members. Therefore, in human life, in addition to human values, it also expresses the world view and human view life of the Vietnamese people. On the basis of ancient documents and actual surveys, the article systematically analyzes Vietnamese funeral rites, clarifying the need to perform these rituals in the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. Through this analysis, the research shows the values these activities bring to the spiritual life of people, contributing to enriching the cultural values of the Vietnamese people. This study uses two main methods: First, researching ancient documents, the studies of researchers discussing funeral rituals; second, carry out field surveys in several provinces and cities in Vietnam; directly participating in funerals was organized, conducting interviews with dead families and professional funeral workers. The article analyzes five worship rituals for the dead, the origin of those rituals, the philosophical values that these rituals bring to human life; the study also pointed out the changes in both the positive and the negative of these rituals in the impact of globalization and presented some problems for the researchers to continue to discuss and study.
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