We, at The Cambodian Family, would like to wish everyone a Happy Cambodian New Year. The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year’s Day, which falls on April 13, marking the end of the harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor before the rainy season begins.
Although many Cambodian Americans are not the traditional Cambodian farmers, family and friends still gather for an opportunity to celebrate the Cambodian culture, usually filled with Cambodian food such as the mouth-watering “sach-go ang” or beef skewers, the lovely sounds accompanying the traditional “robams” or dances, and the humming of the Buddhist monks’ chants.
The celebration is a reminder to those who have been uprooted from their homes in Cambodia of the rich culture and traditions that still exists. It is also the small thread that allows the newer Cambodian American generation to hold on to a piece of their identity.
As we celebrate another year, we invite you immerse yourself in the Cambodian culture and experience the food, the dance, and the culture at one of the many events happening in So-Cal. See below for more information.