Cham people prepare for Kate Fest

Preparations have begun for the Cham people’s Kate Festival to be held at the Po Sah Inu Tower in Phan Thiet on October 6-7.

The highlights of the annual event will be traditional rituals like a palanquin procession for the costumes of Goddess Poh Sah Inu and the Tong ceremony to dispel poisonous winds. The Cham believe that these winds can cause illnesses and bring bad luck to families.

Other events will include ethnic music and dance shows and contests to making banh tet (cylindrical glutinous rice cake) and banh gung (ginger cake).

Traditional brocade and ceramic exhibitions, folk games and other activities like tug of war will make it a fun day for the entire family. VNS

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