The 6th Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival of the Khmer ethnic people in southern Vietnam is to honour, preserve and promote the unique culture of the Khmer people, contributing to strengthening the great national unity bloc.

The three-day festival, which will open in Hau Giang province on November 27 evening, is an important event in the political, cultural and spiritual life of Khmer people in the south in general and in the province in particular, said Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Cong Chanh.

It will offer a good chance to southern Khmer people to meet and learn living and production experience from each other while reflecting the Party and State’s attention to the ethnic communities, especially the Khmer, he added.

A wide range of activities such as folk games, art performances, a food fair, and a workshop on tourism potential will be held during the festival, which sees the participation of 12 southern cities and provinces.

Vietnam’s Khmer people mainly live in the southwestern region and worship at more than 453 Khmer pagodas.

Hau Giang province is home to over 26,000 Khmer people, accounting for 3 percent of its total population.-VNA