Phan Thiet is a favorite destination of many domestic and foreign tourists. This tourist city is not only famous for its beautiful beaches, poetic natural landscape, but also impressed by its unique cultural features. And this article will introduce you to the most famous traditional festivals in Phan Thiet, do not miss it.
Cau Yen Festival
It is one of the traditional festivals in Phan Thiet, held annually by the Cham people at the beginning of January of the Cham calendar. This festival takes place throughout the villages, in ethnic minority areas and takes place during 3 days and 3 nights, bringing a vibrant, noisy atmosphere. The meaning of this festival is to see off the bad things, the mishaps of the old year, and welcome the good luck in the coming year. The ceremony is usually held at dusk and after that time there are special music and music shows of the Cham people. Besides, you can also participate in the extremely unique boat-dropping activity.
Festivities in Phan Thiet are quite diverse, of which the most impressive is probably the Katê festival. This festival is held on 1/7 Cham calendar and takes place mainly in temples and towers. The scale of the festival is quite large, taking place up to 5 days. And it is known that the Katê festival is like Tet holiday of the people here, to commemorate the heroes and kings who have made merit to the country. Along with the deified deities such as: Poklông Garai, Pôrômê,….
Boat racing Festival
Are you wondering what special and interesting festivals are there in Phan Thiet? So if you have the opportunity, do not miss the boat racing festival that takes place on the 2nd day of the Lunar New Year. This exciting activity takes place on the Ca Ty River, is one of the long-standing traditional festivals in Phan Thiet, is an indispensable food and spirit in the early spring of the new year of the people here. In the jubilant atmosphere, tens of thousands of people everywhere flock to the Ca Ty River to see the racing crews. The cheers, the passionate waves of the fans, made the space around the riverbank seem like a bustling sound to celebrate the New Year.