Sunday, 13 January 2013
Ok-Om-Bok ceremony, one of the Khmer people’s three biggest festivals, lured thousands of people from some provinces gathered in Tra Vinh City’s Ao Ba Om area. The ceremony was held on the evening of November.
Khmer ethnic minority Ok-Om-Bok ceremony attracted thousands of people from several locations gathered in Tra Vinh City’s Ao Ba Om area on the evening of November 28.
Despite the Khmer traditional ceremony only, attendants from other ethnic groups paid attention to the celebrations.
The ceremony started at 8pm but people arrived at the festival site from early afternoon. The Ok-Om-Bok ceremony or Le Cung Trang worships the moon. It is often held on the 15th day of lunar October annually. This is one the Khmer people’s three biggest festivals.
People hold the ceremony to pay tribute to the moon for their harvests and good forthcoming crops.
If tourists travel to Vienam with this area on the occasion of ceremony will have chance to take part in this interesting event. You will understand about one of the annually biggest festivals of the Khmer people.
Followings are some wonderful photos taken from the ceremony:
Sparkling Ao Ba Om
The moon adds to the beauty of Ao Ba Om
A girl portrays the moon
People are paying the tribute to the moon
Feeding the little boy with the hope of a new abundant crop