Cham people observe annual Kate festival

Cham Towers in Ninh Thuan Province. Source: Viet Nam News 20141024

The Cham people observe the annual Kate Festival in commemoration of their gods and ancestors.

Cham Towers in Ninh Thuan Province. Source: Viet Nam News 20141024
Cham Towers in Ninh Thuan Province. Source: Viet Nam News 20141024

Cham people hold annual festival
Viet Nam News, 24 October 2014

Thousands of ethnic Cham and tourists travelled to the Po Inu Nagar Temple, Po Klong Garai Tower and Po Rome Tower in the central province of Ninh Thuan to celebrate the traditional Kate festival that kicked off yesterday.

The festival, the largest on the Cham calendar, pays respect to the gods and makes offerings to ancestors, along with wishes for favorable weather, bumper crops and social harmony.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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