CAMBODIA NEW YEAR

Cambodia New Year(Khmer:បុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំថ្មី )or Chul Chnam Thmey in the Khmer Language,literally "Enter New Year", is the name of the Cambodian holiday that celebrates the New Year.The holiday lasts for three days begining on New Year's day which usually falls on April 13 or 14th,which is the end of th harvesting season,when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor before the rainy season begins.Khmers living abroad may choose to celebrate during a weekend rather than just specifically April 13 through 15th.The khmer New Year coincides with the traditional solar new year in several parts of India,Myanmar,Thailand and Sri Lanka.

Cambodians also use Buddhist Era to count the year based on the Buddhist calendar.For 2012,it is 2556 BE(Buddhist Era).[1]

Contents

1.The three days of the New Year

-1.1 Moha Songkran(មហាសង្រ្កាន្ )

-1.2 Virak Wanabat(វិរ:វ័នបត )

-1.3 Virak Loeurng Sak(ថ្ងៃឡើងស័ក )

2. New Year's customs

3. Traditional games(ល្បែងប្រជាប្រិយ )

4. Angkor Sangkranta(អង្គរសង្ក្រាន្)

5. See also

6. References

The three days of the New Year.