Cambodia To Mark This Year’s Royal Ploughing Ceremony in Prey Veng Province

Cambodia will celebrate the Royal Ploughing ceremony, which marks the beginning of the crop planting season in the country, tomorrow in Kamchay Mear district, Prey Veng province.

His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, will preside over the annual celebration.

H.E. Chea Somethy, Governor of Prey Veng province, will play the role of King Meak by guiding the royal oxen and plough around the Royal Field, while his spouse will be Queen Mehour by walking behind, scattering seeds in the furrowed earth, according to the National Committee for Organising National and International Festivals.

Since 2013, the Royal Ploughing ceremony has been celebrated in province.

According to the tradition, the ceremony is annually celebrated to predict the upcoming distribution of rainfall, thus rice harvesting, in the country through the oxen's appetite of paddy, corn, bean, grass, sesame, water, and wine.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press