The traditional Kate festival of the Cham people in the southern province of Binh Thuan is attracting thousands of local people and tourists.

A procession of the Po Sah Inu Goddess’ costume was held in early morning Sept. 25 (the 30th day of the 6th month on the Cham people’s calendar) in Phan Thiet city, followed by folk dances and games, and demonstration of brocade weaving and pottery.

The Cham people celebrate Kate festival in the first 10 days of the 7th month of the Cham Calendar to express their respect to their Gods.

This year’s Kate festival is to introduce and promote the traditional culture and arts of the Cham people./.