Cambodia Festivals and Events

Cambodia is not only famous for palatial pagodas and towers but also colorful and fantastic festivals. It can be said that Cambodians love festivals. Every month in the year has at least one or two festivals and events. All of festivals are influenced by the concepts of Buddhism, Hinduism and royal cultures at aim of preserving traditional belief and values. They bring people joyful times by sharing common understanding of values and traditions and expectation.

Cambodia Victory Day Over Genocidal

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Victory Day Over Genocidal is often celebrated on January 7th every year. In the past, Cambodia suffered from the most brutal government of the Democratic Kampuchea.

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Meak Bochea Day in Cambodia

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Often held on the full moon day of the third lunar month (usually in late February or early March), Meak Bochea Day is an important religious festival of Buddhist follower in Cambodia.

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Khmer New Year Day

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Unlike other Asian countries which celebrate Lunar New Year in the late January or early February, Cambodia welcomes a new year at the mid of April, which is the end of harvesting season and farmers start enjoying the fruits before the rainy season.

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Royal Ploughing Day in Cambodia

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Cambodia is an agricultural country with a deep astrological belief that the Ox plays vital role in determining the fate of the harvest each year.

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Pchum Ben

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Pchum Ben is the most important festival in the Khmer religious calendar which is celebrated in October. This is a special 15-day-last occasion when Cambodians show their respects to deceased relatives of up to 7 generations.

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Cambodia Water Festival

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In Cambodia, Water Festival is the most sparkling traditional festival. Spelt in the original Khmer as Bon Om TOuk, Water Festival is celebrated once a year, on the full moon of the Buddhist of Kadeuk (usually in November) at aim of welcome a major natural occurrence: the reversing flow between the Tonle Sap and the Mekong River.

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Angkor Festival

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Usually taken place in December, Angkor Festival is exactly a colorful showcase of traditional art performance using Angkor Wat as a backdrop.

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