Respect for Ancestors Runs Deep in Cambodian Culture

April 3, 2014 by | Filed Under: Cambodia, Festivals, News

In Cambodia, Pchum Ben or Ancestors Day, is a 15-day religious festival, which culminates in a celebration on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar, roughly mid September on the modern calendar. The day is a time for Cambodians to pay their respects to deceased relatives from the past seven generations. […]

Bonn Pchum Ben Festival

October 5, 2012 by | Filed Under: Cambodia, Festivals, News

Bonn Pchum Ben Festival, or Feast Festival for Ancestors, is a 15-day festival, which commemorates the spirits of the dead – an important part of the Khmer culture. Visitors are welcome to partake in the last days of the ceremonies – October 15-16th 2012. In the days leading up to the final ceremony, local people […]