04 Most Attractive Festivals in Mekong Delta

1. Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival in An Giang
The festival is held from 23 April to 27 April lunar calendar. This is a religious festival bearing the cultural identity of the Southwest and attracts a great number of Buddhists from all over the country.
The festival consists of two parts. The ceremony consisted of four main ceremonies: the procession of four tablets from Thoai Ngoc Hau tomb to “Bà” Temple, Túc Yết ceremony, Xay Chau – Hat Boi ceremony, the Feast of the Sacred Heart. This attractive festival is very exciting and it is interwoven with the ceremony, the folk art and cultural performances such as lion dance, dance sports, cup dance…

Ba-Chua-Xu-Temple-Festival Khmer Cow Racing Festival in An Giang

2. Khmer Cow Racing Festival in An Giang
Bay Mau Racing Festival is an attractive festival of Khmer ethnic people, it usually held from August 29 to Sep 01 lunar calendar (if the month is short, from 29-8 to 2-9 lunar calendar). Bold folk cultural identity, drag racing festival is a cultural activity, unique sport in the Seven Mountains (Bay Nui), An Giang.

Khmer-Cow-Racing-Festival Khmer Cow Racing Festival in An Giang

3. Ok om bok festival in Soc Trang and Tra Vinh
As a Khmer festival, Ok om bok festival means worshiping the moon, giving thanks and praying for a good harvest. According to the Khmer belief, the moon is the god of weather and harvest in the year. This festival takes place every year around mid-October lunar year. It was often held in the courtyard of each squad in Tra Vinh province and Soc Trang where many Khmer people live.

choi-chnam-thmay-festival-in-tra-vinh Ok om bok festival in Soc Trang and Tra Vinh

4. Chol Chnam Thmay Festival
Chol Chnam Thmay (or Chaul Chnam Thmay) is a New Year’s festival according to the traditional Khmer calendar that usually takes place in mid-April and lasts for 3 days. At this time people clean up, decorate the house beautifully, prepare food, fruit cake, children are usually bought for new clothes. If you have traveled to Can Tho, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, … or other western provinces in April will also participate in this traditional New Year.

Ooc-Om-Boc-Festival-in-Tra-Vinh Chol Chnam Thmay Festival


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