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Events in Cambodia

Events calendar Cambodia: If you need more information about events that take place in our fabulous country, we are happy to assist. There is a lot going on, here just a few exciting offerings. If you need more assistance, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are here to help and are delighted to assist you.

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Cambodia is a country that has always been known for its rich culture and dynamic festivals. The thing about this place is that events mix ancient traditions with modern life. Most of these celebrations are associated with Buddhist holy days or important historical events.

The Khmer New Year, also called ‘Choul Chnam Thmey’ in the local language, is among the most expected occasions in Cambodia. It falls on April 13th or 14th and lasts for three days filled with parades of joy, traditional games and music played live around streets all over the country. Each year new lunar year is represented by one of twelve animals which feature heavily during these festivities along other symbols like flowers or lanterns.

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Pchum Ben Festival

Another must-see event would be The Water Festival (Bon Om Touk) held annually between October and November depending on lunar calendar phases relative to October’s end/start period; this marks time when Tonle Sap River changes direction flowing into sea leading to Phnom Penh which then causes significant rise in river level at capital. This signals completion of wet season i.e., end of monsoon rains thus beginning fishing season henceforth regarded as start point for prosperity ahead among farming communities living around it.

Water Festival (Bon Om Touk)

Pchum Ben, also known as Ancestors’ Day or All Souls’ Day, is celebrated over a period of fifteen days sometime between September and October each year according to lunar calendar. Cambodians believe that their deceased relatives’ spirits visit them during this time so they gather at pagodas offering food called bay ben which are balls made from rice flour mixed with various ingredients like banana sweet fillings wrapped up using banana leaves strings then boiled served hot while still fresh together alongside other delicacies amongst themselves before meals after prayers said both morning evening throughout duration festival which usually ends with big feast held village where everybody participates including those who cannot afford it themselves but supported by donations given by richer members community thereby bringing all families closer together regardless wealth or social status.