Katé is one of the largest festivals and religious gatherings of the Cham people of Southeast Asia. It is the largest Cham festival in Vietnam, where the Chams have their ancestral homeland. It is perhaps due to its popularity that there are two dominant misconceptions regarding Katé. The first is that Katé is the ‘Cham New Year’. The second is that the festival is limited to the Cham ‘Brahmanist’ population, known as the Cam Ahier (or simply Cam).
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