Cambodian (Khmer) New Year in London 2016

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 16/04/2016
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Dress Code
Formal

Location
Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia Community Centre
Room: N/A

151 Whiston Road
London
E2 8BN

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Chol Chhnam Khmer (Cambodian New Year) is a 3-day festival where people celebrate the new year and pray for the success, peace and happiness for their families in the future. The event is usually held in the mid of April, based on the solar calendar of the year, during the dry season when the peasants finish their work in the fields.

Cambodian Student Assocation in UK (CSA-UK) and Cambodian Society in the United Kingdom (CASUNIK) are honour to invite Cambodian community members and guests in the United Kingdom to the celebration of Khmer New Year. We hope that the event is an opportunity to share and experience the richness of Cambodian culture.

Ticket: Free Admission

#KhmerNewYearLondon itinerary:

10:00 Arrival of community member and guests
10:15 Arrival of monks and nuns
10:30 Religious (Buddhist) ceremony
12:00 Luncheon for guest and congregation
14:00 Traditional artistic performance
16:00 Attendees are invited to Khmer popular dancing
18:00 End of the event

Dress code: smart casual / traditional

For further information about the event, please contact:
CSA-UK: info@csainuk.org
CASUNIK: info@casunik.org

More about Cambodian (Khmer) New Year

Moha Songkran is the first day of the new year when people decorate their houses to welcome new angel by offering a table of fruits decorated with flowers, incense sticks and light chains and pray that the house and the family are protected for the rest of the year.

Virak Wanabat is the second day of the new year where the younger generation offers gift to the elders as a thankfulness. Some families visit pagoda to offer the food as a dedication to the spirit of their ancestors.

Virak Langsak is the last day of the new year where people seek the blessing of the monk in the morning and enjoy traditional traditional games and dancing in the afternoon.