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October, 13 2012 07:57:56

Khmers prepare for annual ox races at traditional pagoda

AN GIANG (VNS)— The organisers of this year's ox race festival in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang are inviting guests to the annual event to begin tomorrow at the Khmer pagoda of Ta Miet.

Sixty four teams, including two from Cambodia, have registered to take part, according to Do Minh Tri, deputy chairman of the Tri Ton District People's Committee and deputy head of the event organising committee.

The ox race is organised to celebrate the Sene Dolta rites by the Khmer people.

This year's event is expected to attract 25,000 to 30,000 visitors, Tri said.-VNS

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