Traditional Events Over the Khmer New Year

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Traditional Events Over the Khmer New Year

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:34 am

Cambodian villagers organize traditional ox-cart racing to celebrate Khmer New Year
Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-07
KAMPONG SPEU, Cambodia, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian villagers on Sunday organized a traditional ox-cart racing here to celebrate the Khmer New Year, which will start from April 14 to 16.

Sem Sam Ol, head of cultural development office of the Kampong Speu Provincial Department of Culture and Fine Arts, said 26 pairs of oxen took part in the 2-km race, which was held at rice fields in Kraing Svay village in Samrong Tong district, about 35 km southwest of Phnom Penh.

He said the annual race, attracting hundreds of local spectators, was aimed to preserve the old-age tradition, and to mark the end of rice harvesting season and the start of Khmer New Year.

"According to the history, the tradition of ox-cart racing has existed here for a long time, since our ancestors," he told Xinhua.

Ox-cart racer Snguon Chhim, 52, said his participation was to contribute to preserving Cambodia's ancient tradition and to creating a happy atmosphere for locals ahead of the New Year.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-0 ... 957816.htm
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Re: Traditional Events Over the Khmer New Year

Post by pczz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:56 am

2 traditions that appear in the papers after Khmer new year evry year are:
lets knock the geezers off their bikes and take pictures for facebook
and
hack the wife because she took too long fetching beer/food for your mates
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:22 pm

Kampot gets wet. 14 April 2019.
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