Can Tho organizes the 1st Ok-Om-Bok Festival


On the evening of 01/11/2017, the Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism ofCan Tho city cooperates with O Mon District People’s Committee to organize the opening ceremony of O Mon Cultural, Sports and Tourism Festival – Ok Om Bok festival of Khmer people inCan Tho city for the first time in 2017.


The festival takes place from November 1st to November 3rd, 2017, at the O Mon District’s Cultural and Sports Center.It is an activity to honor, introduce and promote the special culture of the ethnic Khmer inCan Tho.During the festival, there will be many outstanding activities such as: Decorating fruit and flower, ethnic fashion show, food stalls, Fair of Vietnamese goods to the countryside, seminars on plant varieties, performances of the five-tone music, calligraphy, books and photo exhibitions, introduces national and city-level historical monuments, sports and folk games.

* On this occasion, Fair of Vietnamese goods to the countryside organized by the Can Tho Promotion Agency attracted more than 50 booths of 29 units – enterprises to introduce and sell Vietnamese products such as Satramart, Coopmart, Tay Nguyen garment, clothing, bags, cosmetics, footwear, other goods and plant varieties. Many people visit and shopping at the Fair.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Le Van Tam – Vice Chairman of People Committee of Can Tho city emphasized that the “O Mon Cultural, Sports, and Tourism Festival – Ok Om Bok festival of Khmer people inCan Tho city” is the annual festival of the locality, must increase the quality and size year by year.Thereby, we can introduce the images, tourism products, the characteristics of O Mon products to domestic and international tourists. The Vice Chairman of Can Tho People’s Committee asked localities to continue to survey and evaluate tourism resources in the area, to orient the planning of tourism development rational;to invest in the construction of typical tourist products;to focus on training human tourism resources.