Time: 20th to the 23rd day of the third
Place: Vinh Phuoc Ward, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province.
Objects of worship: The Goddess of the Region (the Cham).
Characteristics: Rites: washing statue and clothes changing, offering
dance to Goddess, ghe racing, boi singing at night.
The Po Nagar Festival is biggest religious festival in the region, is held at Po
Nagar Tower which located on the hill near the mouth of Cai River, north of Nha
Trang City. The festival is organize to commemorate the Mother of the Region who
according to Cham legends, created the homeland, maintained race, discoed rice
tree, taught people how to cultivate. The Goddess of the Cham had become the
Goddess of the Vietnamese inhabitants .The festival involves the singing and
dancing to welcome people, stage performance and many fun games take place
joyfully in the front of the main temple.