The 3 Days of the Khmer New Year (Traditional Celebrations)

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The 3 Days of the Khmer New Year (Traditional Celebrations)

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:26 am

I go back to the provinces to celebrate the Khmer New Year with my khmer friends to celebrate it the tradional cambodian way, after something PucketRichard posted in another thread i thought id start a new thread up to show what goes on in the provinces during Chaul Chnam Thmey, and share what we get up to, doing the traditional things in the day time and drinking and dancing in the pagoda grounds at night, its such a fun experience

here are some of my Pictures from last years khmer new year, with quotes from a website to explain whats going on...
The first day of the Khmer New Year is called Moha Songkran. The time around New Year is the only time when young Cambodians are allowed to meet and engage in “mixed” plays. It is also the opportunity for young men to look for potential brides.

At the beginning of the festival, people usually cook food and bring it to the monks in the pagodas. The pagodas are also a good place for Cambodians to meet other people who are also born in their region or who went to school together, but now live and work in other places. The pagoda thus becomes a place of reunion, meeting old friends and exchanging news about their lives. During the festival, many traditional games are played, such as throwing of “Ongkunhs”, rope pulling contests, and others.
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The Second Day of the New Year is called Wanabat. This means “Day of Giving”. Traditionally, on this day one gives gifts to parents, grand-parents, and elderly people. Children receive new clothes, and poor people are given money or clothes. In the evening, the monks in the pagodas are asked to give a blessing.
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The third day of the New Year is called Tanai Lieang Saka and means “new beginning”. After seeking the blessings of the monks in the morning, a joyful farewell celebration is held in the afternoon. In the streets and in public places, people pour water on each other. Children and young people throw baby powder and flour at each othe
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Postby General Mackevili » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:32 am

Great pics, Jamie! Is that some sort of sack potato race going on? We got those in the States.
It is also the opportunity for young men to look for potential brides.
So, did you find a potential bride?
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Re: The 3 Days of the Khmer New Year (Traditional Celebrations)

Postby Duncan » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:08 am

Second photo. I think it's not a part of Khmer New Year [ Traditional Celebrations ] for kids to put on boxing gloves and punch each other in the face. Maybe a new tradition introduced by ????????????
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Postby frank lee bent » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:21 am

really enjoying the pics from duncan and jamie
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Postby Duncan » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:56 am

frank lee bent wrote:really enjoying the pics from duncan and jamie
Not my photos, all the credit goes to Jamie.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
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Postby Jamie_Lambo » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:09 pm

had a great time in Kampong Cham again this year, will upload a few pics when i go through them all
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Postby rozzieoz » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:59 am

Great thread thank you!!!


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Postby PSD-Kiwi » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:46 am

Great thread Jamie, thanks for sharing. I spent 7 (or 8?) nights out in the provinces this KNY, what a great time it was...getting back to the basics and enjoying spending time with family.
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Postby Samouth » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:58 pm

A lot of prohok there, do they really have to put that much in the curry?
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Re: The 3 Days of the Khmer New Year (Traditional Celebrations)

Postby ot mien kampf » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:42 pm

What province is this?

The temple looks vaguely familiar.

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