Khmer people in Southern provinces celebrate Sene Dolta FestivalUnder Blog
Thousands of Khmer people in the Mekong Delta region are celebrating the Sene Dolta festival, a joyful annual celebration to honor ancestors.
Sene Dolta Festival is one of the most important and biggest festivals of Khmer community. It is held in the end of the 8th month in Lunar Calendar (16 – 30). The festival was annually celebrate for a long time, and preserved till now, in the aim to honor and express gratitude to ancestors of the Khmer. In these days of the festival, the Khmer will clean and decorate their house, prepare traditional foods to worship their ancestors, go to the pagoda to pray for their ancestor’s souls.
This year, the festival is held from September 22-24. Especially, this year’s festival has a lot of interesting activities such as Khmer traditional music performances took place in Bung Kok Pagoda, Bay Nui cow racing as well as other spiritual activities in local pagodas and private households.