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Holidays in Cambodia

Learn the history and traditions behind all of Cambodia’s holidays!

Cambodia Holidays: Meak Bochea Day

Cambodia Holidays: Meak Bochea Day

What is Meak Bochea Day? Meak = Full moon day of the third lunar month in the Khmer calendar Bochea = to honor Meak Bochea Day is also known as Magha Puja Meak Bochea Day pays tribute to the final sermon given by Buddha with 1,250 enlightened disciples in attendance....

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Cambodia Holidays: Pchum Ben

Cambodia Holidays: Pchum Ben

What is Pchum Ben? Pchum Ben is one of Cambodia’s most important Buddhist festivals. The most important might be Visak Bochea Day. Translated into English, Pchum Ben means Ancestors Day. This 15-day holiday is based on the Khmer beliefs of karma and reincarnation. In...

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Cambodia Holidays: Visak Bochea Day

Cambodia Holidays: Visak Bochea Day

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” - Buddha Do you know about Visak Bochea Day? What about Vesākha? No worries! Maybe you’ve only heard it by its English name, Buddha Day. If not, by the end of this short post,...

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