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Kate Festival at Po Sha Inu tower 2019 - (20/08/2019)

(Muinetourism.vn).- Kate Festival in 2019 will take place in 2 days (September 27-28) at the relic of Po Sha Inu tower (Phu Hai Ward, Phan Thiet City) with many traditional cultural rituals and activities related to the culture of the ethnic Cham People.
 
(Photo: Nguyen Vu)
 
With the meaning of preserving, exploiting and promoting the national cultural heritage as well as promoting precious traditional beauty to domestic and foreign tourists, the Kate Festival in 2019 includes2 main part: The rituals and cultural activities. The rituals will be directly conducted by dignitaries of Cham people in Ham Thuan Bac district; the cultural activities are the traditional game’s competitions, traditional handicrafts and Cham folk art performances.

First is the peace-praying ritual at the main tower (Tower A) performed by Cham ethnic religious dignitaries in Ham Thuan Bac district. The main rite will take place on the morning of September 28th with ceremony for bringing costume of goddess Po Sha Inu up to the main tower. The procession includes religious dignitaries of Cham, dance team, Cham folk music band, Cham people in Ham Thuan Bac, Bac Binh, Tuy Phong, Ham Tan, Ham Thuan Nam and Tanh Linh districts, local people and visitors. The following ones will be opening the tower’s door, washing the altar of Linga – Yoni, wearing costume and so on.
 
(Photo: Nguyen Vu)
 
The festival will continuously take place within 2 days with many activities such as: making gingerbread, playing Saranai trumpet, decorating Thônla and Cổ Bồng (Vietnamese names) to offer the goddess Po Sah In, music performance, traditional games and weaving….
During the festival, at Po Sha Inu tower, there will be also a space for displaying and introducing the typical images about the tourism, culture, festivals, relics, agricultural products, handicrafts, souvenirs ect .
Nguyen Vu
Translated by Van Thao
 


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