The Khmer festival to take place in December

Twelve art troupes will attend the 5th Southern Khmer Ethnic Minority Cultural Festival from December 1-5.

The performances will be staged at the Xuan Bien Industrial Park in Tinh Bien district, An Giang province, announced the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the An Giang provincial People’s Committee at a press briefing on November 22.

The festival is organised every three years to celebrate the special cultural identity of the southern Khmer ethnic people.

The event will feature a wide range of activities such as boat races, a traditional costume show, and a special ethnic cuisine display, as well as a scientific seminar, an exhibition, and Vietnamese-Cambodian Khmer cross-border cultural exchange. A highlight of this year’s festival will be the first ever cow race.

Fifty domestic businesses and 15 from Cambodia will also have stalls displaying their special products.

Ho Viet Hiep, Vice chairman of the An Giang provincial People’s Committee, said that all preparations for the festival have been completed. He said he hopes many Cambodian people will join the festival because it is being held near the Vietnam- Cambodia border.

(Source: VOV)