Cambodian New Year’s is sort of like the New Year’s that happens on January 1st, with a few minor differences. First of all, no one really knows when it is supposed to happen, and each year the date it’s celebrated is always different. As long as it’s in April and within 5 days (give or take) of the 13th, it will do.
Cambodian New Year’s
And instead of tossing your cookies, you re-distribute sand from your cup to the big communal sand mound.
Instead of buying strangers drinks at the bar, you set up a college panel and solicit people to give them information.
Whereas on December 31, you stand around thinking about who you’re going to potentially kiss at midnight, on April 11, you walk around thinking about what you’re going to eat.
Last modified: January 10, 2019