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Khmer New Year's Day 2021

Khmer New Year's Day is the happiest time in Cambodia when people wish each other peace, happiness, and prosperity

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Khmer New Year's Day in Cambodia 2020 - Best Time
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Being very family-orientated, Cambodians consider the whole country as a big family. On New Year's Day everyone gets a piece of cake, if not from a family member then from a stranger on a street. Three days of nationwide celebrations include pouring colored water and throwing flour at each other, crowds play games together and receive blessings from the monks.

Cambodian Cultural Village during Khmer New Year, Siem Reap, Cambodia 2020
Cambodian Cultural Village during Khmer New Year, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Traditional dance, Khmer New Year, Siem Reap, Cambodia 2020
Traditional dance, Khmer New Year, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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The best place to experience authentic Khmer New Year is in the countryside. This is where you can get a chance to take part in traditional dances and communal games. Do not be surprised if you’re invited to join in the celebrations, it could be lots of fun. Most of the cities are deserted during this season. Still, the biggest city celebrations take place at Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.

Offerings to monks, Cambodian New Year, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia 2020
Offerings to monks, Cambodian New Year, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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