Why did the Viet Cong wear black pajamas?

Why do Vietnamese wear black?

Wearing black is normal in Vietnam – as is wearing any other colour. The Viet Cong traditionally, or perhaps culturally wore black clothing. The colour that is worn here to signify grief and mourning is white.

What are Vietnamese pajamas called?

Vietnamese Silk Pajama is the most popular style in Mekong Delta and other rural areas in South Vietnam before 1975. Although fashion trends have changed over the years, traditional Ao Ba Ba is considered as the symbol of Vietnamese beauty besides Ao Dai. There are many stories about the origin of Ao Ba Ba.

What did NVA wear?

The Pith Helmet was useful as a sun helmet, and was part of the military uniform of the North. Because of the helmet the NVA soldiers were colloquially known as ‘non coi’ or ‘hard hats’, and the helmet is still issued today.

What helmets did the Vietcong wear?

The pith helmet was the standard piece of headgear worn by the NVA and to a lesser extent, the North Vietnamese Navy. Navy helmets are very difficult to find. The navy used the standard army green helmet and painted it white.

Did the Vietcong have a uniform?

The vietcong didn’t have a uniform. The black pajamas associated with them was common farm wear. Typically the same civilian clothing as any other Vietnamese, not just black pajamas. Typically the same civilian clothing as any other Vietnamese, not just black pajamas.

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What did the Vietnamese wear?

The national traditional dress in Vietnam is the ao dai, a silk tunic with pants worn by women and men. Ao dài are worn for special occasions including Tet, the new year celebration. Since the twentieth century, Vietnamese people have also worn contemporary clothing that is popular in many places in the world.

What does ao dai represent?

When traveling through Vietnam, you will see women wearing ao dai everywhere. In Vietnamese, ‘áo dài’ means ‘long shirt’. It is the national costume of Vietnam, symbolizing beauty and elegance.