International New Year's
Cambodian New Year
A three-day celebration after the end of harvest
to mark the turn of The New Year according to
the Khmer lunar.calender Every home is seen with
attractive decorations. shrines are full of food
and beverages given as offerings to God.. Other
people attend Buddhist temples where traditional
games are also performed.
Visa Bochea Day Birthday
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
It is culturally cele-brated to alert the
nation of the commen-cement of rainy season, and
farmers to be ready for farming rice by starting
to plough. The venue is a field at a wing of Royal
Palace, Phnom Penh. The scene is interesting as
it depicts real ploughing activities where cows
are given a variety of crops to eat. Based on
the choices of crops eaten by the cows, prediction
are made for the coming year.
Pchun Ben Day or The
A religious festival to bless the souls of ancestors,
relatives and friends alike who have passed away.
Household members attend Buddhist temples.
October 30 - November 1
Birthday of His Majesty
King Norodom Sihanouk
A giant firework display is held close to the
riverbanks in front of the Royal Palace.
October or November
Not only it marks the reversing flow of Tonle
Sap River but also ushers in the fishing season.
The Highlight of the event is boat races over
three days. As night falls, fireworks light the
sky and a lighted flotilla of boats sail under
full moon to whom household worships. Some analysts
say the celebration is also a thanksgiving to
the Mekong River for providing the country with
fertile land. People from all walks of life gather
on the bank of the Mekong River for days and nights.
Held at the world renowned Angkor Wat an
event which attracts competitors from all over
the world. With thousands of spectators and the
wonder of Angkor Wat, it is a spectacular setting