Kate Festival

Kate Festival at Po Sah Inu tower 2016 to open - (29/09/2016)

(Muinetourism.vn).- Cham people’s Kate Festival at Po Sah Inu tower 2016 is officially opened today, 29th September 2016, with many rites performed by Cham dignitaries from Ham Thuan Bac district and a lot of cultural and sport activities.
 
(Photo: Nguyen Vu)
 
After Cham dignitaries and people from Lam Thuan hamlet (Ham Phu commune), Lam Giang hamlet (Ham Tri commune) and Hamlet 3 (Ma Lam townlet) of Ham Thuan Bac district gather at Po Sah Inu tower, the Rites of “Cau an” will be performed at the Main Tower’s campus.
In the afternoon, many festive activities will be held. For example, competitions of arranging and decorating sacrifices to Po Sah Inu Goddess and art program performed by Cham folk art team from Bac Binh, Ham Thuan Bac and Tuy Phong districts
 On 30th September, many important rituals will be performed, starting with the rites of welcoming Kate Festival and the rites of bringing costume of Po Sah Inu Goddess up to the Main Tower. After that, the rites of opening the tower’s door, washing the altar of Linga – Yoni, wearing costume and the big ritual of Kate will respectively be held.
 Along with that, there will be performances introducing Cham traditional costumes, cuisine and handicraft products, Cham traditional musical instruments, songs, dances and folk games.
Nguyen Vu
Translated by Hong Anh


 

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