The 8th Khmer Southern Khmer Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival and the 5th Ooc Om Boc – Ngo Boat Race in the Mekong Delta region in Soc Trang province in 2022, are cultural events. has a profound meaning, in order to honor the cultural identity of the Khmer people in the South, strengthen the great solidarity of the whole people, and contribute to introducing, promoting and spreading the traditional cultural values of the Khmer people. Nam Bo to domestic and international friends.
The Mekong Delta is the crystallization of many cultural values associated with the extremely unique, rich and rich water space of the Khmer and other ethnic groups – a valuable heritage, contributing to the development of the Mekong Delta. creating the richness, diversity and unity of Vietnamese culture. Among them are the dances of Ram Vong and Lam leo; unique and distinctive theatrical art Ro Hash, Umbrella; architectural system of Theravada Buddhist Temple; Huge treasures of folklore from proverbs, folk songs, folk tales, legends… have been associated with the Mekong Delta for a long time.
The activities of the Festival and Festival will take place from November 2, 2022 to November 8, 2022 including the following contents: Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony; Display, introduce and promote traditional culture and local tourism; Festival of mass art; Demonstration of traditional national costumes; The 5th Ngo Soc Trang Boat Race, Mekong Delta region; Demonstration of Loiprotip (Release the Water Lamp) and Ca Hau boat; Trade promotion fair for OCOP products and regional specialties – Soc Trang…
Ngo boat racing is the most attractive part of Ooc Om Boc Festival. This is considered a typical procession of wet rice farmers, expressing gratitude to the water god for giving the people a good harvest. This race has 54 teams of men and women registered to participate, from the provinces: Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long and the host Soc Trang.
Xuan Cau Holdings donated 1 billion VND to contribute to the success of the Festival and Festival.