Prime Minister extends congratulations on Khmer Chol Chnam Thmay festival

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has sent congratulations to Khmer ethnic people on the occasion of their traditional Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival, which falls on April 14-16 this year.
A celebration of the Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival of Khmer people. (Photo: VNA)
A celebration of the Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year) festival of Khmer people. (Photo: VNA)

In his message, the PM acknowledged the great contributions made by the Khmer people and religious dignitaries to the country’s development achievements, especially in the face of the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks last year.

He said he believes the community will continue to uphold traditions, solidarity, and patriotism, and surmount obstacles and challenges to gain greater accomplishments in socio-economic development while ensuring national defense and security.

Mr. Chinh wished the Khmer community a happy, safe, and joyous Chol Chnam Thmay festival.

Chol Chnam Thmay is one of the most important festivals for Khmer people. It usually lasts three days and is celebrated mostly in pagodas. The festival is a demonstration of Khmer people’s aspirations, like many other ethnic groups, to move on to a promising new year.

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(Source: VNA)