The festival’s commencement

Chol Chnam Thmey, also known as “Khmer New Year,” typically lasts for three days from April 13th to 15th each year. The festival begins with the ceremony of bathing the Buddha, a sacred religious ritual, and the ceremony of bathing for the elderly, a traditional ritual to wish for health and luck for the elders in the family.

Activities during the festival

Throughout the festival, Cambodian people engage in various traditional cultural activities. They often wear traditional costumes, participate in folk games, and enjoy traditional foods. These activities not only help people bond with each other but also deepen their understanding of their culture and history.

Chol Chnam Thmey is not only a time to celebrate the new year but also a time for Cambodian people to remember and honor the contributions of their ancestors. It’s also a time for people to enjoy the festive atmosphere, meet with friends and loved ones, and share joys and hopes with each other.

Chol Chnam Thmey 2024 has brought Cambodian people a lively and vibrant atmosphere. This is a symbol of vitality, freshness, and full of hope, promising a new year filled with joy and success.

The allure of tourism during the festival

Chol Chnam Thmey is not only an important festival for Cambodian people but also a time that attracts a large number of tourists. During the 4-day festival from April 13th to 16th, nearly 22 million domestic and international tourists visited tourist destinations. Not only Cambodian people but also many foreign tourists participated in entertainment activities in the exciting atmosphere.

According to the latest reports, the Chol Chnam Thmey 2024 festival took place in a joyful atmosphere, with traditional rituals and lively New Year celebrations in various locations throughout Cambodia. The people of Koh Kong province organized the traditional Songkran water festival to celebrate the new year.

At 10:24 PM on April 13th, at the ancient Wat Phnom temple, Mr. Khuong Sreng – Mayor of Phnom Penh – along with officials conducted a ceremony to welcome the New Year deity. This was also the moment when all Cambodian people worshiped and welcomed the New Year deity – the Dragon 2024.

Chol Chnam Thmey 2024 not only brought Cambodian people a lively and vibrant atmosphere but also attracted a large number of tourists to visit and experience. With the latest news, we can see that this festival is not only an important part of Cambodian culture but also a significant event for the international community.