Cambodian Events & Festivals
Cambodian holidays are inextricably intertwined with Theravada Buddhist ritual. The holidays that really count are Buddhist in origin - not even the Khmer Rouge could eradicate the practice of holidays like Pchum Ben.
Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl – the Cambodian Royal Ploughing Ceremony
The Royal Ploughing Ceremony kicks off the year’s rice planting season for Cambodia’s farmers. Cambodians believe the ceremony predicts events like floods, bumper crops, famine, and illness. With details on the event's date and venue.
Bon Om Tuk, from Nhean Piseth
Video and detailed description of the November Water Festival, from Nhean Piseth's blog.