Following on from successful editions held in Kratie in 2015 and Kampong Cham last year, the northern province of Stung Treng is to host the 2017 River Festival. Organized by the Ministry of Tourism under a campaign slogan of “Clean City, Clean Resort, Good Service, Best Hospitality”, the event aims to educating the general public in the helping to protect the environment and maintain public sanitation, especially along the rivers such as the Mekong, which runs through Stung Treng province. This helps ensure the area remains attractive for local and foreign tourists for years to come.
ANGKOR SANKRAN FESTIVAL
This huge, open-air event, held inside the Angkor temple complex and at select locations across Siem Reap town, is marking its fifth edition this year. It features three full days of programs coinciding with the three official days of Khmer New Year on April 14-16. The free festival aims to educate young Cambodians and foreign visitors in the carious customs and traditions of the Kingdom, as well as entertaining them with classic Khmer art forms and fun group games, and keeping them nicely stuffed with a multitude of locally-produced treats.
KHMER NEW YEAR
Cambodia New Year – or Choul Chhnam Thmey in the Khmer language, literally “Enter New Year”- is the name of the Cambodia holiday that celebrates the New Year. The holidays lasts for three days beginning on New Year’s Day, which usually falls on April 13th or 14th , marking the end of harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labour before the rainy season begins. Cambodians also use the Buddhist Era to count the year based on the Buddhist calendar, it is 2560 BE.
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