Bac Lieu's officials congratulate Khmer people on Sene Dolta Festival
Leaders of southern Bac Lieu province on October 3 and 4 visited and presented gifts to Khmer people on the occasion of their traditional Sene Dolta Festival. (Photo: VNA)
Sene Dolta, which is celebrated from the 30th day of the eighth lunar month to the second day of the ninth lunar month each year, is one of the most important religious festivals for the Khmer ethnic people, along with Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) and Ooc Oom Bok to thank the Moon for a good harvest.
During the event, people gather to pay homage to their ancestors and enjoy traditional singing and dancing after a year of hard work.
The local leaders briefed dignitaries, monks, nuns at Khmer pagodas on socio-economic achievements recorded by Viet Nam and Bac Lieu province in particular over the past time.
The Party and State have synchronously rolled out many policies towards the Khmer people in terms of housing, production and economic development, helping to raise their living standards, they said.
They expressed their hope that the dignitaries, monks, nuns and Khmer people will carry forward the tradition of patriotism, preserve their cultural identities, join hands in new-style rural area building, and celebrate the festival in line with COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.
The dignitaries, monks and nuns promised to better preform their role in representing the Khmer community, contributing to the preservation of the traditional culture of the Khmer people.