While Vietnam was celebrating four days of holiday to mark the anniversary of the country’s Reunification, Chau Phong Village, Chau Doc Commune, in An Giang Province, had its very own celebration. The village is home to the Cham ethnic people, mostly Muslims.
The Muslim religion, Islam, centers around five main pillars, and one of them is the holy month of Ramadan.This tradition is one of the most important.
According to the Quran, the holy month of Ramadan represents the opportunity for self-introspection, as well as reinforcing Islamic beliefs, and to reflect upon those who face a shortage of food throughout the year.
In Vietnam, the Cham community is one of the 54 ethnic groups in the country. Nowadays, the Cham from Chau Phong and their unique traditions from Islam are a unique opportunity to explore the diversity of Vietnam.