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28/01/2024

Everything about Lunar New Year in Cambodia

Although Lunar New Year is not a traditional holiday in Cambodia, it is still celebrated, and here is what you need to know during this festive time in the country.


Q: Do Cambodians celebrate Lunar New Year in Cambodia?
A: Yes, Cambodians celebrate Lunar New Year, also known as Tet Nguyen Dan


Q: When does Lunar New Year in Cambodia take place?
A: Lunar New Year typically falls between late January to mid-February, depending on the lunar calendar. It usually lasts for three days, but festivities and family gatherings may continue for up to two weeks. The 2024 celebrations to welcome in the Year of the Dragon run from February 10 to 25.

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Q: What are some traditional customs and traditions during Lunar New Year in Cambodia?
A: Cambodians often clean their homes, visit pagodas to make offerings, light candles and incense, and perform dragon and lion dances. They also exchange gifts and enjoy special meals with family and friends.


Q: Are there any specific foods associated with Lunar New Year in Cambodia?
A: Yes, some traditional foods include num ansom chek (sticky rice cake), sach ko ang (grilled beef skewers), and various types of fruit and desserts.


Q: Are there any special events or festivals held during Lunar New Year in Cambodia?
A: Yes, there are various events and festivals held throughout Cambodia during Lunar New Year, including parades, traditional performances, and fireworks displays.


Q: Is it a good time to visit Cambodia during Lunar New Year?
A: Lunar New Year is a festive time in Cambodia, but it can be crowded and prices for accommodations and transportation may be higher. It is advisable to plan and book in advance if you intend to visit during this time.


Q: What are some traditional greetings during Lunar New Year in Cambodia?
A: Common greetings include "Chum reap suor" (Happy New Year) and "Som nang srolanh chhnam thmei" (Wishing you a happy new year).


Q: Are there any specific taboos or superstitions to be aware of during Lunar New Year in Cambodia?
A: It is believed to be unlucky to sweep or clean during the first few days of the Lunar New Year, as it may sweep away good fortune. It is also considered disrespectful to wear black or white during this time.


Q: Are there any special activities for children during Lunar New Year in Cambodia?
A: Children often receive red envelopes with money as gifts during Lunar New Year. They may also participate in traditional games and activities, such as the Angkunh dance.


Q: What are some popular destinations in Cambodia to experience Lunar New Year celebrations?
A: Popular destinations in Cambodia to experience Lunar New Year celebrations include Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Battambang, where various cultural events and festivities take place.

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