Cow Racing Festival of the Khmer in An Giang

Published:  02:33 Friday - September 30, 2011

Cow Racing Festival of the Khmer in An Giang

Cow racing festival is the traditional festival of Khme people to pay their respect to their ancestors, taken place in late eighth and eary nineth lunar month every year in Nui Bay, An Giang.

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Cow racing festival is the festival of Khme people in An Giang Province in Vietnam. Cow racing festival is taken place in late eighth and eary nineth lunar month  every year in Nui Bay, An Giang. Cow racing festival is the traditional festival of Khme people to pay their respect to their ancestors.  

Cow racing festival is organized on a flat rice field about 200 meter long and 100 meter wide. The rice filed used for cow racing festival must be muddy. The racing path for cow racing festival is 120 meter long. Before the cow racing festival, famers choose the best pairs of cows for racing. The cowboy hold the stick with sharp point when the race starts, he will hit the cows to make them run as fast as they can. Because famers use a pair of cows for cow racing festival therefore the cowboy must know how to make the two cows run at the same speed.  

On the main day of cow racing, a lot of people living in the area will come to attend the cow racing festival. A lot of people also bring food so they can stay experience from beginning to the end of the cow racing festival.  

These recent years, the numbers of racing cows get to 70 pairs. Some famers from Cambodia also bring their cows to join the cow racing festival in An Giang province in Vietnam and the cow racing festival attract more and more people to visit as well as tourists in Vietnam travel every year.

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