Wednesday, 09/11/2022 11:17 (GMT+7)
The 14th Khmer culture,sport and tourism festival is taking place on the bank of Cai Lon river in Go Quao district, southern Kien Giang province province November 6 to 9
|Khmer culture, sport and tourism festival in southern Kien Giang province (Source: vov.vn)
The event is held together with the Ok Om Bok (moon worshipping) – one of the three main festivals, along with Sene Dolta and Chol Chnam Thmay, that Khmer ethnic people celebrate every year.
It draws the participation of nearly 3,000 artisans, actors and athletes from across the province.
Divierse activities such as musical-art performances, a food-culture trade fair and exhibition, a football tournament, and a Ngo (Khmer boat) race have been held.
The Ngo race, considered a big draw to locals, sees 12 teams competing in the three categories of 800m and 1,200m for men, and mixed 800m.
Kien Giang has 27 ethnic groups comprising more than 261,000 people, or 15% of its population, with the Khmer numbering 228,200./.