Binh Thuan’s Cham community celebrates Kate festival hinh anh 1The Po Sah Inu Goddess costume procession (Photo: VNA)

Binh Thuan (VNA) – The ethnic Cham Brahman people in the central province of Binh Thuan on September 28 flocked to the Po Sah Inu tower in Phan Thiet city to open their biggest yearly occasion – the Kate Festival.

The opening ceremony was followed by a series of traditional rituals, including the Po Sah Inu Goddess costume procession, door-opening ceremony of the main tower, and Linga-Yoni worship items bathing rite.

The event also featured folk competitions and games like gingerbread making and rice pounding contests, attracting a large number of visitors.

Iana, a Russian tourist, said that she has attended the festival six times and loves the local traditional costume, music, and gingerbread.

Fenix from Hong Kong, meanwhile, said this is his first time to the enticing event, which reflects the community’s typical characteristics.

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, mainly in Bac Binh, Tuy Phong and Tanh Linh districts./.