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Khmer Chol Chnam Thmay festival celebrated

by PV/VTV406 April 2016 Last updated at 15:16 PM

(Photo: An Giang Newspaper)
(Photo: An Giang Newspaper)

VTV.vn - President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyen Thien Nhan has conveyed his congratulations to the Khmer community nationwide on the occasion of their traditional Chol Chnam Thmay new year festival.

The VFF leader also expressed his belief that the Khmer ethnic groups will continue upholding their traditions and unity to build new rural areas and developed urban areas.

Chol Chnam Thmay is one of the most important festivals of the year for the Khmer people. It usually lasts three days and is celebrated mostly in pagodas.

One of the most important practices in Chol Chnam Thmay is the Buddha bathing ceremony. Khmer people also bathe to pray for forgiveness for mistakes made in the previous year. Various traditional activities such as folk games, dances and singing are also held during the festival.

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