An Giang celebrates the Khmer’ Sen Dolta festival

(VOV) - The Mekong Delta province of An Giang has dispatched six delegations to 18 Buddhist pagodas, offering gifts to ethnic Khmer worshippers on their Sen Dolta Festival over September 25–28.

They visited a number of pagodas Thoai Son, Tinh Bien, Tri Ton, and Chau Thanh districts, extending greetings to Khmer representatives.

They applauded the positive contributions of Khmer, Kinh, Hoa and Cham citizens to An Giang’s socio-economic development in recent times.

They also expressed hopes the Khmer community will continue working closely together with local authorities to improve the lives of ethnic minorities.

Khmer representatives thanked the Party and State for providing infrastructure investment, educational assistance, and healthcare support that has lifted community living standards. The current annual per capita income of Khmer citizens averages almost VND20 million.

An Giang is home to over 90,000 ethnic Khmer citizens, accounting for 4.2% of the province’s population and 75% of its ethnic minority community.

The Khmer community lives off on agricultural production in the five districts of Tri Ton, Tinh Bien, Chau Thanh, Chau Phu and Thoai Son. They worship at 65 local pagodas.

Sen Dolta is the Khmer community’s second largest yearly festival celebrating a bumper harvest.