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Pchum Ben or Ancestors' Day 2020

On this holy day, ask any local to bring you to the Pagoda and you will take part in the spiritual Buddhist ritual

Pchum Ben or Ancestors' Day in Cambodia 2019 - Best Time
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One of the biggest religious festivals in Cambodia, Pchum Ben holds a wonderful tradition of feeding monks in temples in order to satisfy the hungry ghosts. These creatures are believed to have huge stomachs and always remain hungry, so by feeding monks people believe they are bringing merit to their ancestors. All wearing white as a symbol of mourning, Cambodians are carrying lots of food to the temples asking monks for blessings.

Pchum Ben or Ancestors' Day in Cambodia - Best Season 2020