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Photo essay: Khmer New Year Festival wishes for lucks

Update: April, 19/2017 - 10:58
Khmer practise: People attend an offering worship at Xoài Xiêm Thmay Pagoda. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Luân
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Choi Chnam Thmay is the traditional New Year of the Khmer people living in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta. It takes place from April 13 to 15, bringing crowds to pagodas to worship Buddha. Traditional customs like bathing the Buddha statue, and wearing wish bracelets, as well as music and dance performances, are also offered.

Giving is good: Buddhists donate food and cash to the Xoài Xiêm Thmay Pagoda in Trà Vinh Province, part of the Khmer traditions of Chol Chman Thmay (New Year) festival. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Luân
Plentiful offerings: Buddhists donate food and cash to the Xoài Xiêm Thmay Pagoda in Trà Vinh Province, part of the Khmer traditions for Chol Chman Thmay (New Year) festival. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Luân
Solemn occasion: A young Khmer woman in traditional costume prays for a happy New Year. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Luân
New Year generosity: A Khmer woman donates food to a monk. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Luân
Ancient melodies: Khmer people offer music and dance performances to celebrate the Chol Chman Thmay festival. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Luân
Two monks at Xoài Xiêm Thmay Pagoda do clean works to prepare for the Chol Chman Thmay festival. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Luân
Khmer people offer music and dance performances to celebrate the Chol Chman Thmay festival. VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Luân

 

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