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Holding the Cham’s competitive festival to celebrate the Kate festival 2020 - (01/10/2020)

( - The museum of Binh Thuan province has just announced to hold the competitive festival  of folklore to celebrate the Kate festival of Cham people at Cham cultural Exhibition Center (Bac Binh district). This is one of the activities to commemorate the 25th years of Binh Thuan Tourism Day ( October 24th, 2020).
(Kate festival; photo: Nguyen Vu)
With the meaning of preserving, promoting and introducing the tangible and intangible cultural values of Cham people to the locals and tourists all over the places. Many activities will take place in this event on October 18th, 2020.
Firstly, the ceramic making competition with the participation of craftsmen in each of the districts and city of Binh Thuan province. At the competition, they have to perform their skills in making traditional ceramics.
Next, the  traditional Cham writing competition. This part is for Cham people above 17 years of age. The contestants have to wear the traditional costume and do the contents such as filling the word into the blank; translating the text from Cham language into Vietnamese and vice versa.
Beside that, many traditional folk games also take place like: making gingerbread, weaving, playing traditional musical instruments and dance, hitting clay pot….On this occasion, Cham cultural Exhibition will also receive the exhibits from the collectors, intelligentsias, Cham people to enrich the collection of the center.
According to Mr. Nguyen Van Quy – Director of Binh Thuan Museum, the event is an chance is not only to welcome the Kate festival but also to educate the tradition to the Cham community residing in Binh Thuan province, whereby they love more about their culture and root.
Nguyen Vu
Translated by  Van Thao


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