Happy Khmer New Year!

It’s New Year in Cambodia! It lasts for 3 days that are filled with holy ceremonies and joyous celebrations.

The first day of the new year calls Maha Songkran representing the end if the year and the beginning of the new year where people light candles, incense and followed with holy water ceremony for good luck.

Second day calls Virak Wanabat; on this day people help the less fortunate by doing charity.

On the last day is bathing the Buddha image/statue with perfumed water as a symbol that water is important for life. Same applies to the grandparents, parents including children as a symbol to bring them best wishes and future. The last day calls  T’ngai Leang Saka. 

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