Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and National Assembly (NA) President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin have sent separate messages to their compatriots on the Royal Plowing Ceremony.

“Today, May 19, 2022 the Kingdom of Cambodia marks the Royal Plowing ceremony, held annually in the month of Visak,” said Samdech Techo Hun Sen in a Facebook post this morning.

This very important ceremony is celebrated to predict the country’s (agricultural) outcomes this year through the oxen’s appetite as well as to remind farmers that the crop planting season begins, the Premier underlined.

For his part, the NA president also extended his congratulations on the occasion on the Royal Plowing ceremony.

“We have not been able to celebrate this important event for three consecutive years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the civil servants, workers and employees still have a day off to joyfully gather with their family members and travel around the country,” he wrote.

The annual Royal Plowing ceremony marks the beginning of the crop planting season in Cambodia. According to the tradition, the event is celebrated to predict the upcoming distribution of rainfall, thus rice harvesting, in the country through the oxen’s appetite of paddy rice, corn, bean, grass, sesame, water, wine.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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