Australian Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Justin Whyatt has extended best wishes to the Cambodian people on the occasion of their traditional New Year.
“I’m thrilled to join you all to celebrate Khmer New Year this year. […] On behalf of the people and government of Australia, I wish everyone a Happy Khmer New Year,” said in Khmer H.E. Ambassador in a post on the embassy’s official Facebook page this morning. “I know Khmer New Year is an important event and reflects Cambodia’s rich culture and traditions,” he added. “Over the next three days, I look forward to celebrating Moha Sangkran, Virak Vanabat and Virak Loeung Sak. As we look to the year ahead – a year of Rabbit, I wish everyone good health, happiness and prosperity.”
H.E. Justin Whyatt also wished for the friendship between Australia and Cambodia to continue to grow closer.
The Cambodian people will celebrate this weekend, from April 14 to 16, their traditional New Year, one of the biggest festivals in the country.
On April 14 at 16:00, the year of Rabbit will begin. The New Year’s angel is Kimirea Devy, the sixth daughter of Kabel Moha Prum.
Generally, people return to their homeland, go to pagoda, travel to different tourism destinations, and join various entertainment activities.
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse