This is the year of Rat. It’s the year i was born. hehe… there are a lot of cambodia new year parties in here, but i don’t have chance to join. hehe… i thought we might go to pagoda tomorrow, but my sister’s parents in law said they don’t want to go. i feel upset about it. i really want to go and pray. let see tomorrow, properly they will change mind. I miss home. i wish i was in cambodia during khmer new year.
in this golden occasion, lyka Som Chounpor Chhnam Thmei Ban Sok Soursdey Serey Mongkul Vibolsok ning Puthpor 5 Prorkar Kert Mean Dorl Nak : Ayuk Vanak Sokhak Porleak ning Pahde Pheanak Kombei Kleang Kleat Leuy. Som Tevada Chhnam Chout Tam Theraksar Nak ning Kruorsar Nak Reang Rorhot
Here is some detail about Khmer New Year
Cambodian New Year or Chaul Chnam Thmey in the Khmer language, literally “Enter the New Year”, is the name of the Cambodian holiday that celebrates the new year. The holiday lasts for three days, most commonly, from April 13th to 15th, although Khmer living in other countries may change the dates so as to celebrate on the weekend. Sometimes the holiday falls between the 14th to 16th of April. This time of the year represents the end of the harvesting season. The farmers enjoy the fruits of their harvest and relax before the rainy season begins.
Moha Songkran is the name of the first day of the new year celebration. It is the ending of the year and the beginning of a new one. People dress up and light candles and burn incense sticks at shrines. The members of each family pay homage to offer thanks for the Buddha’s teachings by bowing, kneeling and prostrating themselves three times before his image. For good luck people wash their face with holy water in the morning, their chests at noon, and their feet in the evening before they go to bed.
Wanabat is the name of the second day of the new year celebration. People contribute charity to the less fortunate, help the poor, servants, homeless people, and low-income families. Families attend a dedication ceremony to their ancestors at the monastery.
Tngai Laeung Saka
Tngai Laeung saka is the name of the third day of the new year celebration. Buddhist cleanse the Buddha statues and elders with perfumed water. Bathing the Buddha images is the symbol that water will be needed for all kinds of plants and lives. It is also thought to be a kind deed that will bring longevity, good luck, happiness and prosperity in life. By bathing their grandparents and parents, children can obtain from them best wishes and good advice for the future.
There are a lot of games during khmer new year such as Bos Angkunh, Chol Chhoung, Leak Konseng, Chab Kon Kleng, 3-1, Ror Tes Pleng Bok Khnea, and more. normally, we always have music and dance. hehe…