APAD 197: The Cambodian King and the King Father

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, festivals, people | 4 comments

Took this picture two years ago, around same time this year. The city was dressed up to celebrated the 55th Independence Day of Cambodia.

Happy Independence Day, Cambodia!
November 9, 2011

Large billboards bedecked in Cambodian national colours were put up in the city’s main thoroughfares. The billboards featured the Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (left) and the King Father Norodom Sihanouk, with the Independence Monument.

Yesterday is supposedly the first day of the three-day Bon Oum Teuk, or Water Festival. Due to the recent events (flooding in the countryside), the celebration was canceled this year. According to news reports, the festival was canceled because the water level remains high. More info about this here.

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  1. That is too bad that these celebrations have been cancelled. I’m sure so many people would have been glad of the diversion. (but only after the threat of flooding had ceased, which I hope will be very soon.)

  2. Cambodia fascinates me. I hope someday I’d be lucky enough to visit the country.

  3. Colourful culture represented in these fascinating signs!

  4. Such a shame the celebrations had to be cancelled this year. Maybe next year they will be twice as fine. The posters are so colorful. genie

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