Monday, December 01, 2008

Boon Om Teuk

November 11 -13 means Boon Om Teuk or Water Festival to all Cambodians. It is the biggest festival in Cambodia and lasts for three days because there's a boat race involve which allows near and far provinces from joining. This tradition dates from the Angkor era in the 12th century.

There are 3 ceremonies involved: Loy Pratip (the float that you see above), Sampeas Preah (moon salutation) and Ork Ambok (eating pounded rice mixed with coconut or banana).

Kids swim in the river waters to float the Loy Pratip.

The whole river is filled with twinkling floaters. I've taken this quite early so there's not much.

It was hot that time. Funny how it's so cold now.

'Breakfast at Tiffany's' tee from Tough Jeans

Energie jeans and Litmus sneakers.


[G] said...

i love those sneakers. winner sya.

Lyka Bergen said...

I love the shirt. Mas winner!

Miss Bubbles Cojuanco said...

I love the floaters...

sobrang winner!!!

fuchsiaboy said...

g - i bought in Phnom Penh

lyka - maka-audrey ka?

bubbles - floaters!!! yeah im sure kung andito ka they will love you too!