An Giang to hold Cham culture, sports, tourism festival

A large-scale culture, sports and tourism event of Cham people in Viet Nam will be organised in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang from July  25-27.

The event, held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, carries the theme “Preserve and promote Cham culture in the country’s sustainable development”. It will include many activities featuring the distinctive traditions of Cham people.

Eleven provinces and cities – Da Nang, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Dong Nai, Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc, An Giang and Ho Chi Minh City – have registered to participate in the festival.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai said the event aims to promote unity and honour the cultural values of Cham people throughout the whole country and to international friends.

Among interesting events being held over the three days of the festival are an art festival, demonstrations of Cham festivals, Cham traditional customs; and Cham cuisine and traditional professions.

It also includes an exhibition displaying photos, objects, costumes, musical instruments and typical cultural products of the Cham, along with sport competitions.

A conference on Cham people’s culture within the country’s sustainable construction and development will be organised as well.

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