Ngo boat race opens Khmer Ok-om-bok festival

(VOVWORLD) - A Ngo boat race opened in Tra Vinh province on Thursday to kick off 15 activities for the Ok-om-bok Festival of the Khmer in Vietnam’s southern region. 
Ngo boat race opens Khmer Ok-om-bok festival - ảnh 1 The opening ceremony of the Ngo boat race 2020.

Le Van Han, Vice Chairman of the Tra Vinh provincial People’s Committee, said the race conveys unity of the Khmer culture, one of the characteristic traits in Vietnam’s southern region and Tra Vinh province in particular.

“This year’s Ngo boat race has been expanded with the participation of teams from other provinces. The Festival preserves the Khmer’s cultural characteristics,” Han said.

During the Ok-om-bok Festival, there will be a trade fair, food festival, art performances, a show of the Khmer traditional costumes, and sports competitions.