Politburo member and Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh offered congratulations to Khmer Theravada Buddhist monks and followers on the traditional Chol Chnam Thmay Festival and Buddha’s birthday during a visit to Candaransi Pagoda in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, on April 26.
Khmer people in the south and the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang in particular are celebrating their traditional New Year festival Chol Chnam Thmay which falls on April 13-16 this year more quietly due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
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Chol Chnam Thmay, the new year festival, is the biggest festive event of Khmer people.
Permanent Vice Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Tran Luu Quang held a meeting on April 10 with Lao and Cambodian students on the occasion of their New Year festival.
Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man has sent Chol Chnam Thmay festival greetings to Cambodia.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has extended best wishes to Khmer Theravada Buddhist dignitaries and followers in the Mekong Delta provinces of Vinh Long and Tra Vinh on the occasion of the Chol Chnam Thmay, the traditional New Year Festival of the Khmer people in the south.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined a gathering in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on April 6 to celebrate the Chol Chnam Thmay – the traditional New Year Festival of Khmer people in the south, which falls from April 14-16 this year.
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man visited religious dignitaries in the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang on April 5 on the occasion of the Khmer people’s Chol Chnam Thmay festival.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has sent greetings to Khmer ethnic people on the occasion of their traditional Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival, which falls on April 14-16 this year.
A Ngo boat race (similar to the sport of dragon boating) took place on Long Binh river of the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh on November 21, part of the traditional Ooc Om Bok Festival of the Khmer people.
Ooc Om Bok Festival, also called the Festival of Worshiping the Moon, will take place in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang from November 16-22, with various activities to celebrate the traditional Khmer festival.
The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh recently launched the construction of a Khmer cultural and tourism village at a total cost of VND25.8 billion (US$1.12 million).
The annual Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) Ox Racing Festival kicked off on October 8 in Tinh Bien district, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, attracting thousands of people.
The Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu on April 13-14 visited and delivered greetings to local Khmer monks, nuns and people on the occasion of their New Year Festival - Chol Chnam Thmay.
VOV.VN - The Khmer ethnic minority people in southern localities are busy preparing for their traditional New Year festival, Chol Chnam Thmay.
Leaders of southern Vinh Long province and Can Tho city on April 12 extended congratulations to local Khmer people on the ethnic group’s traditional New Year festival, Chol Chnam Thmay.
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in Ho Chi Minh City on April 11 celebrated the Lao Bunpimay festival and the Cambodian Chol Chnam Thmay festival.