B?c Liêu to host Southern Khmer festival in November
B?C LIÊU — The 7th Southern Khmer Festival of Culture, Sports and Tourism will be held in the C?u Long (Mekong) Delta province of B?c Liêu on November 17-19.
The festival, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the B?c Liêu Province People’s Committee, will feature many cultural activities including an exhibition on the traditions and culture of the Khmer ethnic minority community in the south, costume shows and arts performances.
It will also organise tours to historic heritage sites and beautiful landscapes in order to present the province’s tourism potential.
Several sports competitions including ghe Ngo (long boat) race, tug of war, soccer and volleyball will also be part of the festival.
Many Khmer groups from Tây Ninh, Bình Ph??c, V?nh Long, Trà Vinh, An Giang, Kiên Giang, Sóc Tr?ng, Cà Mau and B?c Liêu provinces as well as the cities of C?n Th?, HCM City will participate in the festival.
The large-scale cultural event aims to foster solidarity, arts and cultural exchanges towards preserving and developing Southern Khmer ethnic group traditional culture. — VNS