Chol Chnam Thmay festival of Khmer people

Chol Chnam Thmay is the biggest festival on the Khmer calendar, which takes place around mid-April of the solar calendar every year.

Chol Chnam Thmay festival features cultural colours typical of rice farmers of the Mekong Delta.

During the New Year festival, local people and Buddhists visit pagodas to make offerings of rice.

The festival is based on the Khmer calendar, taking place in the middle of April.

According to locals, this is the time between rainy and dry seasons, considered as the beginning of a favourable year.

The festival expresses the wish for a new year of favourable rain and wind, and bountiful crops.

Culture and tourism festival of Khmer people opens in Soc Trang
PM Pham Minh Chinh extends greetings to Khmer people on Chol Chnam Thmay festival
Greetings extended to Khmer people in An Giang on Chol Chnam Thmay festival
Front leader congratulates Khmer people in Soc Trang on Chol Chnam Thmay
Khmer people in Bac Lieu celebrate Chol Chnam Thmay