Chams’ Ramuwan festival

Date: 1/25/2010 10:46:42 AM - view1721

Ramuwan festival is annually held every 3 months in a year and is counted down to the end of the year. This is a typical festival of the Islamic Cham people.

Ramuwan festival is annually held every 3 months in a year and is counted down to the end of the year. This is a typical festival of the Islamic Cham people.

This festival is full of religious features and is also a folk belief. It is preserved and inherited for ages. Ramuwan festival is closely connected with every person’s life, from womb to tomb, which is recorded in Dai Nam Nhat Thong Chi book. Ramuwan festival consists of many rituals and lasts through many stages such as Su Amuram (festival prayers at the beginning of the year), Sut Yan (rotating festival prayers); cleaning and decoration of ancestors’ graves; Ramuwan month; Va Ha festival; etc. All of them are traditional rituals of Cham People that has still been fully preserved up to now. Besides solemn rituals, tourists attending the festival also have a chance to enjoy extremely impressive folk ethnic music performance.

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