via Viet Nam News, 02 August 2019: The festival of the Cham people in Vietnam’s Phu Yen province is happening until August 16.
As many as 2,000 performers and artists nationwide will gather at the Cultural and Tourism Festival of the Chăm People which will be organised in the southern province of Phú Yên on August 13-16.
With the theme of ‘Preserving Culture of the Chăm’ in accordance with developing tourism, the festival will also draw the participation of Chăm people from central and southern provinces such as Quảng Nam, HCM City, Ninh Thuận, Bình Định, Khánh Hòa and Phú Yên.
Speaker of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Thái Bình revealed on August 1 that this is the fifth edition of the festival. It will focus on introducing the culture of the Chăm people in accordance with promoting tourism.
“The festival will help improve tourism growth in the southern and central region as well as upgrading the spiritual and material life of the Chăm people by developing tourism as a key economy,” said Bình.