Khomer People in Vietnam

With 800,000 inhabitants (1.3% of the Vietnamese population), Kho’mer occupies the second rank among the populous ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Being the tillers by nature, they skirted Mekong River to settle in Hau Giang, AnGiang, Kien Giang,Dong Thap, Long An, Tay Ninh. They are descended from the ancient Kho’mer people with a famous civilization in the past. Their villages are often surrounded with pagodas and rows of palm-trees.

Ooc-om-boc Festival

Many festivals of the more than 50 ethnic minorities that live in Vietnam contain similarities of one kind or the other. Among those that retain a totally unique character is the Ooc-om-boc festival of the Khmers in Nam B

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