Activities to celebrate Cham’s traditional Kate festival in Binh Thuan

A program honoring Cham folk arts and a display of objects featuring Cham culture to celebrate the Cham people’s traditional Kate festival will be held at the Cham Cultural Center in Bac Binh district of Binh Thuan province on October 10.

Activities to celebrate Cham’s traditional Kate festival in Binh Thuan

Meanwhile Cham artisans from Bac Binh, Tuy Phong and Ham Thuan districts will play Saranai trumpet, make ginger cakes, and prepare offerings to ancestors.
Visitors will have an opportunity to join traditional Cham dances such as Biyen, Chron, and Balaiy and explore two traditional crafts of Cham people including weaving and pottery making.
According to the Cham ethnic calendar, the seventh month, which falls at the end of September and early October) marks the beginning of the Kate festival, an occasion for them to worship their ancestors and gods.
Being observed as one of the most important festivals of the Cham community, the festival also conveys people’s wishes for bumper harvests and the growth of all beings.

By UYEN PHUONG

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