Cambodia’s Victory Day

Cambodia’s Victory Day

Cambodia’s Victory Day January 7th Victory day is a yearly celebration in Cambodia that commemorates the fall of Khmer Rouge’s regime on January 7, 1979. This year marks the 38th anniversary of the end of their reign and reminds us how far Cambodia has come in under...
Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk)

Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk)

Cambodian Water Festival (ព្រះរាជពិធីបុណ្យអ៊ុំទូក) The Water Festival takes place over three days in November all over Cambodia. The biggest celebrations are along the Tonle Sap River in front of Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. This year, 2021, the official activities...
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...
We’re Back!

We’re Back!

(Photo credit: SOK Kakada from New Hope Cambodia Photo Club) Phare Circus is back…again! It’s been a roller coaster of a year….. The government closed entertainment venues on 17 March as a precaution to prevent COVID. There was no known community...