Sunday, April 15, 2007

Happy Khmer New Year to everyone

All Cambodians begin three days of celebration today, as they welcome in the Khmer New Year and the Year of the Pig, taking over from the Year of the Dog. In between parties, games and traditional dances, Cambodians will make traditional offerings of meats, fruits, incense and other delicacies while praying for good luck and good fortune for the coming year. However, if you are in Cambodia beware of anyone carrying buckets of water and tins of talcum powder, 'cause you are likely to get drenched in both.
I wish everyone a Happy Khmer New Year.

3 comments:

Wanna said...

Happy Khmer New Year, Andy!
I would love to let you know that "water game" is not a traditional game of Cambodia. The Khmer seems to have adopted the game in 1990s (cuz I had never known since I was a very young kid). However, there's something relating to the water in the new year--water is used to bath statue of buddha or venerable people like parents or grand-parents.

Sarah said...

Happy New Year to you also Andy!!

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Sarah . said...

Happy New Year to you also Andy.

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