Ponagar Festival kicked off

The Central province of Khanh Hoa's Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism kicked off Ponagar Festival at Ponagar Relic Site in Nha Trang City of Khanh Hoa, yesterday.

The festival is organized annually starting the 21st day of the third lunar month to the 23rd day, aiming to commemorate Goddness Po Inu Nagar or Thien Y ANa-Holy Mother of the Cham community in Khanh Hoa, who is believed to have taught the locals to grow rice, raise silkworms and weave fabric.

This year, the three day festival has many ceremonies such as floating flower candles; praying for peace; making traditional ceremonial offerings..

It is expected to attract over 100 delegations and 70,000 visitors across the country.

V.Ngoc-Translated by T.Tran

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