Local performers join celebration of Khmer culture
Update: Apr 14, 2015
Over 500 art performers, including musicians and athletes, from Khmer ethnic minority groups in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, gathered for the April 12 opening night of this year’s Khmer cultural days festival.

Thousands of local people from Kinh, Hoa, Cham and Khmer ethnic groups made appearances during the night.

A traditional costume show, Khmer food fair, folk game arena and a photo exhibition were held, all celebrated the Khmer people, while other events marked the 40 years since Viet Nam’s reunification and the 125th birth anniversary of late President Ho Chi Minh.

The cultural event was staged to promote the allure of the unique Khmer culture during their New Year Chol Chnam Thmay festival. It is expected to foster the growth of the local tourism sector and boost socio-economic development.

This is the 10th edition of Khmer culture days, which take place every two years. It will run until April 14.