Kate Festival at Po Sah Inu tower ruins in 2022

27/07/2022 25/10/2022

Phường Phú Hài, thành phố Phan Thiết

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(DulichBinhthuan.com.vn).- In order to introduce and promote the values ​​and characteristics of Cham culture to people and visitors, the 2022 Kate Festival will take place at Po Sah Inu tower relic (Ho Chi Minh City). Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan) from October 24-25 with traditional rituals and festivals including many unique and attractive folklore activities.

(Photo: Nguyen Vu)

According to the plan of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in the opening program of the festival taking place on the morning of October 25 at the main stage, the decision of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism will be announced. Kate Association of Cham people in Binh Thuan province on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Immediately after the opening ceremony, the Cham religious dignitaries performed the main rituals such as Opening the tower door, Bathing the Linga - Yoni altar, Dressing in costumes and the Great Ceremony to celebrate Kate at the main tower. Previously, on October 24, Cham Brahmin dignitaries (Ham Thuan Bac district) performed the Song On ceremony at the campus of Po Sah Inu tower, Cham Bani religious dignitaries (Ham Thuan Bac district) performed the ceremony performing the ceremony of praying for peace at the main tower.

(Photo: Nguyen Vu)

With the meaning of raising awareness and actions of the Cham people in preserving and preserving the values ​​of the Kate Festival, meeting the people's needs for religious activities, beliefs, cultural enjoyment and serving the needs of the people. In the tourism service, Kate festival in 2022 also organizes many contests and folk games with its own characteristics such as: Competition for displaying and decorating offerings on Thonla and Co Bong to offer sacrifices to the goddess Po Sah Inu, The game of rice crushing contest. Water team overcoming obstacles, Blindfolded beating pots with the participation of locals and tourists. One of the attractive highlights of the festival is the Cham folk art program performed by the Blue Sea Music and Dance Theater - Binh Thuan to serve the people and visitors on the evening of October 24.

(Photo: Nguyen Vu)

The Kate festival on Po Sah Inu tower was restored by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2005 and is usually held in the 7th month of the Cham calendar every year. This is the largest-scale folk festival of the Cham people in Binh Thuan with the participation of a large number of Cham people and locals, attracting many tourists to see and experience. Kate festival on Po Sah Inu tower has been identified by Binh Thuan province as one of five traditional festivals serving tourism.

Nguyen Vu


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