Cambodian Independence Day

Cambodian Independence Day

Happy Cambodian Independence Day!   Today, 9th November marks the anniversary of the Cambodian independence day from France in 1953. With the arrival of the French in 1863, Cambodia became a protectorate of France. By the twentieth century, the country was...
What is Khmer New Year?

What is Khmer New Year?

What is Khmer New Year? By Mengteang Thong Cambodian people have many holidays during the year. One of the most important is Khmer New Year (Khmer: បុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំថ្មី, pronounced: Choul Chnam Thmey). It is celebrated over three days starting from the 13th or 14th of...
How to Celebrate Pchum Ben

How to Celebrate Pchum Ben

How to Celebrate Pchum Ben By Mengteang Thong Cambodian people have a deep respect for their parents, grandparents, and ancestors. Each year in September there is a ceremony called Pchum Ben “បុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្យ”, which combines the Khmer words “Pchum”, which...