Experiencing Kate Festival with Saigon-Ninh Chu Hotel and Resort
Update: Oct 12, 2015
Kate Festival is an exotic folk festival of Cham ethnic people. Scheduled for October 11-13, the festival is an occasion for Cham people in the central province of Ninh Thuan to highlight their long-held cultural and historical values.

Saigon-Ninh Chu Hotel and Resort

Kate is Cham people’s biggest festive time during which they worship Gods Po Klong Garai and Po Pomec as well as their ancestors, and pray for prosperity, good weather, bumper crop, and peace.

The event is not only to preserve and promote the intangible cultural values but to contribute to introducing and promoting the unique features of Ninh Thuan Province in general and the Cham community in particular.

This year’s Kate Festival will comprise diverse and attractive activities, including different ceremonies and traditional rituals which will be performed by spiritual leaders of Cham people in line with their customs and practices.

During the festival, there are many cultural exchanges, including music performances, cuisine presentations, weaving and pottery making demonstrations, and folk games like blowing Saranai trumpet and beating Baranung drum.

A culturally and historically rich Ninh Thuan is a center of Cham people who have upheld their traditions and customs. Visitors to the province during the Kate Festival can learn about the well-preserved culture and religion of Cham people.

The Kate Festival is a good opportunity to visit the complex of the ancient Po Klong Garai Cham Tower and the Bau Truc pottery making village which keeps its old style of baking pottery items and the My Nghiep brocade weaving village. Furthermore, tourists can watch dance performances by beautiful Cham girls, and listen to great melodies of Ka Nhi musical instrument and Chi-nang and Paranung drums.

On the occasion of the Kate Festival this year, the Saigon-Ninh Chu Hotel & Resort offers a tour for groups of travelers from HCMC to visit Ninh Chu-Vinh Hy and Kate Festival. Discounts of up to 40% on room rates and complimentary coupons of massage and karaoke are up for grabs.

The Saigon-Ninh Chu Hotel & Resort is a highly recommended location for tourists to experience the comfort and luxury of a four-star lodging facility. The resort has 102 ocean-view rooms.

Saigon-Ninh Chu is located in Khanh Hai Township, Ninh Hai District, Ninh Thuan Province. Tel: (068) 3876 011, fax: (068) 3876008 or email: sales@saigonninhchuhotel.com.vn.