The three-day Khmer Traditional New Year, one of the biggest and merriest festivals in Cambodia,

begins today, after the celebrations were postponed for two consecutive years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new year, the Year of Tiger, started at 10:00 am on April 14. The New Year’s angel is Kiriney Devy, the fifth daughter of Kabel Moha Prum.

Generally, people return to their homeland, go to pagoda, travel to different tourism destinations, and join various entertainment activities.

The Royal Government of Cambodia has announced to celebrate this year’s Khmer New Year with confidence thanks to the country’s high COVID-19 vaccination rate which has built a strong herd immunity.

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen encouraged people to travel throughout the country by adhering to the 3 Dos, 3 Don’ts measure and asked the competent authorities to ensure security and traffic order during the Khmer New Year holiday.

At tourism destinations, there will be folk games – Leak Kanseng, Chol Chhoung, Bos Angkunh, Tean Proat, Veay Ka-om … – exhibitions, concerts and so on.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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