Cham Kate Festival in Phan Thiet

Authorities in the central coast province of Phan Thiet have approved a Kate Festival celebration of the Cham people at Po Sah Inu Tower in Phan Thiet City from September 24 to 26.

The festival, which aims to preserve traditional culture of Cham people and to promote the image of the local tourism sector, will feature a procession of palanquins and costumes of Po Sah Inu Goddess, a ceremony to open the tower’s gate, washing the altar for linga and yoni ceremony, traditional music performances, goods fair, contests of weaving brocade, pottery and cake making and folk games.

The festival will be directed and run by the Cham people in Ham Thuan Bac District. Tourists will be instructed how to play musical instruments like Ginang and Baranung drums and the Saranai horn and enjoy folk music performances by artists from neighboring districts of Ham Phu, Ham Tri and Ma Lam town. A special music show by Bien Xanh Theater will entertain the audience during the festival.

(Source: SGT)