Traditional Mekong Delta boat race a riot of Khmer colors – VnExpress International


At 12 p.m. last Friday, 47 teams from across southern provinces gathered on Mapesro River in Soc Trang Town, capital of the eponymous province, to compete in the Ghe Ngo (Khmer long boat) race. A total 42 male groups vied over 1,200 meters while five female teams competed across 1,000 meters to the thumping of gongs and cheering of spectators.
First organized in 2013, the Khmer boat race has become a signature Mekong Delta event and indispensable to Ok-om-Bok celebrations, which fall on the 15th day of the 10th lunar month (October 31 this year). It is a time for the Khmer to show their gratitude to the Moon Goddess for bumper harvests and aquatic surplus.

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