Ooc- Om- Bok Festival 2016 opens in Soc Trang

The 2016 Ooc- Om- Bok Festival- Ngo boat race with the participant of 49 teams from Mekong Delta provinces was opened in Soc Trang on November 13.

Ngo boat race is an annual traditional festival of Khmer people.

The activity is considered as one of annual traditional cultural activities of the Khmer ethnic people and  celebrated on October 14th- 15th on the lunar calendar aiming to raise the cultural and spiritual life of the Vietnamese people in general and the Khmer ethnic people in particular.

Besides, it is as a favorable opportunity to advertise the Mekong's image, habits and customs, colorful culture, economic and social achievements to domestic and foreign travelers.

Earlier, the 2016 Culture and Sport Week was also opened in the province with attractive activities such as floating multi- colorful paper lantern, Khmer clothes performance, trade and economy fair and other.

The festival lasts until November 14.

By Trung Hieu- Translated by Huyen Huong

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