Cham ethnics in Binh Thuan celebrate Kate festival

The Cham Brahman ethnic people in the south central province of Binh Thuan are celebrating their yearly Kate Festival from October 4-6.

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To ensure COVID-19 prevention and control, especially amid complex developments of the pandemic in the province’s Phan Thiet city, this year’s celebration is not held at Po Sah Inu tower as usual.

The managing board of the tower and dignitaries in Ham Thuan Bac district on October 5 performed the most important ritual of the festival in a simple, solemn and safe manner, closely following COVID-19 preventive measures.

Falling on the first day of the seventh month of the Cham calendar, Kate is the biggest event in the year of the Cham followers of Brahmanism to pay respect to gods and pray for productive harvests and multiple natural and human resources.

There are about 153,000 Cham people in Vietnam, of whom over 41,000 live in Binh Thuan province./.

VNA