President of the Vietnam Fatherland Font (VFF) Nguyen Thien Nhan has congratulated Khmer people on their traditional New Year festival Chol Chnam Thmay during his working visit to southern province of Soc Trang and Tra Vinh.
Several events were held to celebrate the Khmer ethnic people’s Ok Om Bok (moon worshipping) festival in southern Soc Trang province.
The Khmer in southern Vietnam race Ngo junks as part of the Ooc Om Bok festival to worship the Moon on the 10th lunar month.
The 2015 Cambodia Culture Week will be celebrated in Ho Chi Minh City and the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Soc Trang from November 8 to 14, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced.
A delegation led by Deputy Head of the Steering Committee for the Southwest Region Lieutenant General Tran Phi Ho visited and presented gifts to Buddhist Khmer dignitaries and households in the southern province of Soc Trang on October 6, ahead of the Sene Dolta festival, a Khmer holiday to honour ancestors.
They extended their greetings to the provincial Southwest Patriotic Clergy Solidarity Association, dignitaries, monks and nuns at several pagodas and outstanding Khmer families and retirees.
Sene Dolta is one of the largest annual Khmer festivals, along with Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) and Ooc Oom Bok, a festival to thank the Moon for good harvests.
It is held from the 30 th day of the eighth lunar month to the second day of the ninth lunar month each year – which falls on October 12-14 this year, during which Khmer people pay tribute to their ancestors and take part in community celebrations with traditional songs and dances after a hard working year.
The majority of Vietnam’s Khmer population live in the southwest region and worship at more than 450 Khmer pagodas.
The Ministry of Health’s Preventive Medicine Department has asked the health sector of the southern province of Soc Trang to roll out precautionary measures in order to prevent the transmission of A/H5N1 bird flu strain to humans after an outbreak was found in a flock of poultry in My Xuyen district on August 18.
A Memorandum of Understanding signed in Soc Trang on August 17 marked the debut of a Republic of Korea-funded project on coastal ecology research and water quality analysis in the Mekong Delta province.
The national junior Judo championship began at Soc Trang Sports Centre in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on August 18.
Nga Nam floating market, about 60 km from Soc Trang city, is one of the most bustling markets in the Mekong Delta. The market is situated at the intersection point of five rivers that flow into five different directions: onto Ca Mau, down from Phung Hien, through to Thanh Tri, in from Vinh Quoi and…
In the morning on June 23rd, Cantho city people’s court in cooperation with Soc Trang city people’s court organized a conference to draw experiences in judging affairs and briefly review emulation affairs in 2015 within the emulative group V (including 13 people’s courts of South-western provinces and cities). Mr. Tong Anh Hao, deputy tribunal president of the supreme people’s court;…