The two-week-long Kan Ben Festival starts today in the pagodas throughout the country.

This year, this annual religious festival will take place until Sept. 27.

As usual, Cambodian people go to pagodas to offer foodstuff to the monks. They believe that the monks will then convey the offering to their late ancestors.

Kan Ben is part of Pchum Ben Festival or the Festival for the Dead, one of the biggest festivals in Buddhism. This religious festival, which falls on the fifteenth day of Kan Ben, is to celebrate this year on Sept. 28.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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