Water Festival 2017 - the preparations (Photos and info)

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Water Festival 2017 - the preparations (Photos and info)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:21 pm

Preparations are underway for this year's boat festival in Cambodia. The Water Festival Ceremony this year will be held on the 2,3,4 November.

21 October 2017, Kampong Chhnang Province: Brigadier General Chhay Than, Commander of Operation Area of ​​Kampong Chhnang, gave a rousing speech today urging the group of racing teams to strive for solidarity and a winning spirit.

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[Edited dates to 2,3,4 Nov]
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:35 pm

finally get to see the water festival! :D
i arrive in PP on the 3rd :D
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Post by timmydownawell » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:00 pm

Also trains are running every day from 27 October to 6 November (although they don't run in both directions on a few days in there).
No matter how much it rains, the dirt never washes away.
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Post by Barang chgout » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:50 am

Not too much water?

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Post by Arget » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:30 am

The lead on this post is incorrect.

Bon Om Touk 2017 in Cambodia will begin on Thursday, November 2
and ends on Saturday, November 4


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No the water levels are great.

Good to see the works on re-surfacing the Riverside and especially the wisdom of the operators to finish off all their bits and halt new work until after the WF.
I walk here nearly everyday and have watched the progress over the last few months. Great job so far.
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Post by Username Taken » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:26 am

Arget wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:30 am
The lead on this post is incorrect.

Bon Om Touk 2017 in Cambodia will begin on Thursday, November 2
and ends on Saturday, November 4


=@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@

No the water levels are great.

Good to see the works on re-surfacing the Riverside and especially the wisdom of the operators to finish off all their bits and halt new work until after the WF.
I walk here nearly everyday and have watched the progress over the last few months. Great job so far.
Updated dates in the OP.
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:59 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:26 am
Arget wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:30 am
The lead on this post is incorrect.

Bon Om Touk 2017 in Cambodia will begin on Thursday, November 2
and ends on Saturday, November 4


=@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@ =@

No the water levels are great.

Good to see the works on re-surfacing the Riverside and especially the wisdom of the operators to finish off all their bits and halt new work until after the WF.
I walk here nearly everyday and have watched the progress over the last few months. Great job so far.
Updated dates in the OP.
damn gonna miss the first and maybe 2nd day :( least ill catch the last day
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Post by Samana Johann » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:08 pm

Just to let those, possible interesed and delighted, know:

The festivals full-moon-day is actually a very significat dhammic day on which the Buddha praised those monks who keeped the rain retreat for a fourth month and delivered the "Discourse on mindfulness on Breathing". So the Day is known (normally...) as Ānāpānasati-Day and falls on Nov. the 3rd this year. It maks also the end of Kathina, the time monks are allowed to receive robes.
It's maybe also worthy that the fatal lack of mindfulness has cost hundreds of people their life on a bridge less years ago. A Sadhu for the courage of the leaders having reminded it the following year after that occation very proper.

At least a "humorously" tiny story of the origin of the waterfestival in the neigbor country and it's anecdote in of the relation betwenn a monk and the king.
Another time, Rama IV felt that since Thailand had been laid waste by the Burmese, many ancient Thai customs had disappeared, so new customs should be developed to replace them. So he decided, "Wouldn't it be nice if we had a boat parade at the end of the rains retreat? Every monastery in Bangkok will be responsible for decorating a boat, and we'll have a contest to reward the best-looking boat." So the royal decree went out that every monastery in Bangkok had to decorate a boat for the parade... read: Legends of Somdet Toh
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Post by SmartAston Martin » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:28 pm

I may try that, thanks.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:46 am

What's on in Phnom Penh during the festival ? Fancy some live concerts Khmer-style ?

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All three days, on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of November, in Sokha Eastern Boeung Ek and with special live broadcast from Reammeang Hang Meas TV from 8:00 pm - the BOOSTRONG WATER FESTIVAL CONCERT.

The most funniest, cheerleader, hilarious, thrilled with the top four of the best-selling productions.
- Accept the New Taste of Music of the BOO TV tonic with the singer:
- Preap Sovath
- Ok Sokunthea
- Chon Sovan Reach
- Pich Sophea
-Noka Ba Rithy
- Sokun Nisa
- And many more singers, especially with the first Thai poet, The Voice Kids Cambodia, season 1.
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