In pictures: Kate, the biggest festival of Cham people

VietNamNet Bridge – Kate festive atmosphere is bustling throughout the Brahmin Cham villages in the two central provinces of Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan. All families prepare traditional dishes. People who work away from home hurry to return home to spend time with their families.Ninh Thuan bustles with Kate festival in Oct.

Cham dignitaries and people at the procession of costumes of Po Ina Nagar - the goddess of the Cham people.

Cham dignitaries and people at the procession of costumes of Po Ina Nagar - the goddess of the Cham people.

Raglai people take the costumes of the goddess to give to the Cham people. Raglai people are considered the youngest sibling of the Cham people. Therefore, they are the ones who keep the clothes or possessions of the Mother Ina Nagar.

Raglai people take the costumes of the goddess to give to the Cham people. Raglai people are considered the youngest sibling of the Cham people. Therefore, they are the ones who keep the clothes or possessions of the Mother Ina Nagar.

Cham girls perform a fan dance during the ceremony to welcome the goddess.

Cham girls perform a fan dance during the ceremony to welcome the goddess.

People flock to the tower.

People flock to the tower.

A Cham dignitary in traditional dress before conducting rituals.

A Cham dignitary in traditional dress before conducting rituals.

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A rite before opening the tower. After the rituals on the tower, Cham people are eager to welcome Kate at their villages and their families. They prepare delicious dishes to offer to the ancestors and the friends who visit their family.

A rite before opening the tower. After the rituals on the tower, Cham people are eager to welcome Kate at their villages and their families. They prepare delicious dishes to offer to the ancestors and the friends who visit their family.

In parallel with the rites of dignitaries, people also worship in the area around the Po Klaong Garai tower.

In parallel with the rites of dignitaries, people also worship in the area around the Po Klaong Garai tower.

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Goat meat soup is an indispensable dish in sacrificial ceremonies to King Po Klaong Garai.

Goat meat soup is an indispensable dish in sacrificial ceremonies to King Po Klaong Garai.

The basket which is used to keep the costumes of King Po Klaong Garai.

The basket which is used to keep the costumes of King Po Klaong Garai.

Dance at the Kate festival in the My Nghiep brocade weaving village. VNE

Dance at the Kate festival in the My Nghiep brocade weaving village. VNE

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