New year Celebration in Combodia:
The Cambodian New Year or Chaul Chnam Thmey (Khmer-Cambodian New Year) is celebrated for three days. According to the Gregorian calendar, he falls on April 13 or 14. New Year in Cambodia marks the end of the harvest season
Cambodians traditionally spread holy water on their faces in the morning, on the chest at noon and on their feet in the evening. Nowadays, people also pour colorful water on their friends and relatives. Colorful water symbolizes the different colors of life in the future. The tradition of throwing powder on each other at the time of the New Year is also very famous.
Celebrating the first day – Moha Sangkran
The first day of the new year is called Moha Sangkran. It is believed that on this day the angels of God come to earth to take care of its creation. To welcome these holy angels, people clean and light their homes. Family members place a Buddha idol on an altar with flowers, candles, incense sticks, a bowl of scented water, food, drinks and shaped banana leaves.
Food prepared in the Moha Sangkran era is offered to monks and priests of temples.
Second day – Vanabot
On the second day of the Khmer New Year celebrations, people offer works of charity and charity to the poor. It is also considered useful to present gifts to family members and family. In some official places, employees receive gifts and other financial incentives.
Celebrating the third day – Leung Sakk
On the third day of the New Year, people wash all of Lord Buddha’s idols with scented water. This is said to guarantee good rains all year round. Children pay homage to their elders by washing their feet and receiving blessings in return. This ceremony of giving a special bath to Buddha statues, monks and elders is called Pithi Srang Preah.