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Greeting Card of Khmer New Year 2018
Greeting Card of Khmer New Year 2018 by Muon Chamnan
This year, Khmer New Year 2018 will be celebrated on Saturday, April 14 to Monday, 16 April 2018. These three days called Maha Songkran for the first day, Virak Wanabat for the second day, and Virak Loeurng Sak for the final day.

Based on beliefs, the Angel of the Rooster 2017 will transfer her duties to the Angel of the Dog 2018 celebrating on April 14, 2018.

Taking this great occasion, I would like to say Happy Khmer New Year 2018 to all Cambodian people and the rest of the world and wish you all the best for the upcoming Cambodian New Year 2018 to all my friends, colleague, families, beloved readers, and people around the globe. Please, the Year of the Dog's angel wishes all be blessed with a peaceful and prosperous living for the whole year through.
During these 3-day holiday, wish you all have a safe trip ๐Ÿ™
Every Khmer New Year, Cambodians those who come for study or work in Phnom Penh capital, they will go back to their homelands to have fun with their families, relatives, and friends.

See Also: Happy New Year 2018

Below is the promotional video of Angkor Sankranta 2018:


Watch more videos on the official Facebook page.

Rikreay Chhnam Thmei! Have a nice holiday!

So, where you plan to visit? Please let me know, and let share me your message or idea below.

Khmer New Year 2018 [Greeting Card]

Khmer New Year 2017 Card by Chamnan Muon

If asked, how many days in 2016? It was 366 days, right? So, how about in 2017? In 2017, it will be 365 days a year which equals to 8760 hours. Everyone has the same days and times, and the time will not stop, it always flies from one year to another one. Looking back to last year, what I have done for myself, my family and country, and within this year what will I plan to do?

The answer .... will be not shared here :-).

Let me move to what I should say for Cambodian New Year 2017.

As my country's official religion, Buddhist, and based on beliefs, the angel of the Year of the Monkey 2016 will transfer her duties to the angel of the Rooster 2017 that this year will be celebrating on April 14, 2017.

To take this valuable opportunity, I would like to say Happy Khmer New Year 2017 to all Cambodian people and the rest of the world, and wish you all the best for the upcoming Cambodian New Year 2017 to all my friends, colleague, families, beloved readers, and people in the world. Please, the Year of the Rooster's angel wishes all be blessed with a peaceful and prosperous living for the whole year through.
The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year's Day, which falls on April 14 to 16 this year, that is the end of the harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor before the rainy season begins. These three days called Maha Songkran for first day, Virak Wanabat for second day, and Virak loeurng Sak for final day.

Places where I plan to visit?

Almost every Khmer New Year's days, I always plan to visit my homeland in Battambang province, the northwestern of Cambodia. Have you gone to visit there? If you are interested, you can check out this article 'The Beauty of Battambang City'.

I think not only me but also most Cambodian people who have come for study or work in the capital, Phnom Penh, will plan to travel back to their homelands to meet their families, relatives, and friends during these 3-day holidays.

Oh, if you gonna plan to visit our well-known historical site, Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, you could go see a big event, แžขแž„្แž‚แžšแžŸแž„្แž€្แžšាแž“្แž แž†្แž“ាំแŸขแŸ แŸกแŸง - Angkor Sankranta 2017. It has been celebrated every year since 2013.

You may need to book a bus? Check out this online bus ticket booking!

Watch the promotional video below:


Keep updates on the official Facebook page.

So, where will you plan? If you still stay in Phnom Penh, you should go to join Sangkranta Wat Phnom at Wat Phnom Historical Site from April 14 - 16, 2017. Check out the promotional video on the Facebook Page of Phnom Penh City Hall.

My message for this year?

Yeah, it is what I have almost every year to keep some messages for myself as well as for my beloved readers like you. So, what are they?
  • Never give up on what I love doing: It is the same point as last year. The true is that people should do what they love, not only profitable or community-based activities, even though they challenge some problems, they gonna keep doing and doing, never say 'I have to give up'. Saying so, it is really easy, right? To do, it is NOT easy but it does not mean that everyone cannot do it. Do you think so?
  • Let change, and keep moving: When heard the word 'change', it would be .... what it means to you? I cannot change this or that, why I have to change it ... I am in the comfortable zone now :-). It will be hard to hear on what someone told you in a bad feedback but if it is in a constructive one, it would be a bit easy to accept and change it, right? Personally, for me, both of them I always need it, listen to them because only that person who frankly speaks about it to you. If it is good for you why not start changing on the points. Changing in the proper way is the BEST to make it in order to jump out of the box.
  • Free to smile, and always be positive: Smiling is FREE but it is not easy to make it from the bottom of your heart unless you are ready to do that. Try to do it day by day if you are not used to it. While doing that, it is really fresh and happy. Being positive is a MUST to do for me. For me, it is my nature, maybe, :-). No one is perfect on any area of life paths. Just try it, you will know, I am sure!.

Love travelling, and taking photos around the country during the holidays? Please help spread your useful comments and photos on Google Maps by joining Google Local Guides program to let other explorers know the best places before they plan to go there.

SEE ALSO: Happy New Year 2017

The messages above are just in the messages but ... to think and think, and to start taking action on it in order to make it come true. When it comes true, pleased do not hesitate to share it to other people too. 
แžšីแž€แžšាแž™ แž†្แž“ាំแž្แž˜ី Rikreay Chhnam Thmei! Have a nice holiday!
Any point not to mention above? Please let me know, and let share me your message or idea below.

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- Khmer font, Brother Nouv Samang
- Tevada art, Kbach Khmer

Happy Khmer New Year 2017

Cambodian New Year Card 2016
Khmer New Year Card 2016 by Chamnan
Time is fast to move from one year to one year. The angel of the year of the Goat 2015 will transfer her duties to the angel of the Monkey 2016 that will be celebrating on April 13, 2016. To take this valuable chance, I would like to say Happy Khmer New Year 2016 to all Cambodian people and the rest of the world, and wish you all the best for the upcoming Cambodian New Year 2016 to all my friends, colleague, families, beloved readers, and people in the world. Please, the Year of the Monkey's angel wishes all be blessed with a peaceful and prosperous living for the whole year through.
The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year's Day, which falls on April 13 this year, which is the end of the harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor before the rainy season begins. Khmers living abroad may choose to celebrate during a weekend rather than just specifically April 13 through 15. These three days called Maha Songkran for first day, Virak Wanabat for second day, and Virak loeurng Sak for final day.
Where Will You Plan to Visit?
Before the New Year, most Cambodian, including myself, will travel to homelands to meet families, relatives, and friends. And after they do good things for their families, they will plan to visit nearby tourism sites or interesting points. The most provinces where they plan to spend their 3-day holidays are: 
  • Temple trip: Siem Reap is the best place to visit temples such as Angkor Wat and biggest cultural event so-called Angkor Sankranta, and Battambang and Pailin are also under their considerations for a waterfall, mountain, and rice field views.
  • Coastal/Seaside trip: Sihanoukville, Kampot, Kep, and Koh Kong – these are good choice to visit nice beaches, island, and fresh seaside.
  •  Nearby Phnom Penh City: Some of the people who has families in Phnom Penh, they consider to eat out nearby restaurants or visit the waterfall in Kirirom resort in Kampong Speu province, and sometimes they go to seaside trip too.

Are you looking for a whole year of Cambodian public holiday 2016 or other ASEAN countries? If so, please check out this article.

I think not only Cambodian who plan to visit Angkor Wat but also foreigners, so I share with you about Angkor Sankranta (แžขแž„្แž‚แžšแžŸแž„្แž€្แžšាแž“្แž) as the following: 

Angkor Sankranta  is an event of Khmer New Year organized by the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) which is held in Siem Reap province from 13–16 April. Angkor Sankranta is an opportunity for all Cambodians as a united Khmer Family and for foreign friends to receive unforgettable and exquisite experiences during Khmer New Year in Cambodia. Keep updates on the official Facebook page.

SEE ALSO: Happy Khmer New Year 2015

What is My Message for This Year?
Almost every year, I always keep some messages for myself as well as for my beloved readers. So, what is it?
  • Keep doing goodness for society even it is not seen: I always tell myself that human is different so please don’t try others to be yours – just keep trying to solve a social problem for society. Others may not see what you have done good things for your beloved country but you yourself can see it.
  • Never give up on what you love to do: It is true that people have to do what they love, so even though she or he faces any problems, they still keep trying. Sooner or later, you will get what you need.

The message is still the message to keep thinking but the action is a must to do!
แžŸួแžŸ្แžីแž†្แž“ាំแž្แž˜ី Soursdey Chnam Thmey! Have a safe trip wherever you go!
Do I miss any places or points not to mention above? Please share your idea below.

Happy Khmer New Year 2016 [Greeting Card]

Khmer New Year Card 2015
Khmer New Year Card 2015
Another year has come and gone, the time cannot wait for us and we also cannot call it back. The Angel of year of the Horse 2014 will transfer her duties to the Angel of the Goat 2015 celebrating on April 14, 2015. To take this opportunity, I would like to say Happy Khmer New Year 2015!! I wish all the best for the upcoming new year 2015 to all my friends, colleague, families, and my beloved readers! Please the Year of the Goat's Angel wishes all Cambodian and the world people be blessed with a peaceful and prosperous living for the whole year through.

A short description about Cambodian New Year (Khmer: แž”ុแžŽ្แž™แž…ូแž›แž†្แž“ាំแž្แž˜ី):
Cambodian or Khmer New Year aka Chaul Chnam Thmey in the Khmer language, literally "Enter New Year", is the name of the Cambodian holiday that celebrates the New Year. The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year's Day, which usually falls on April 13 or 14th, which is the end of the harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor before the rainy season begins. Khmers living abroad may choose to celebrate during a weekend rather than just specifically April 13 through 15th.

What are these three days called?
Maha Songkran (แž˜แž ាแžŸแž„្แžš្แž€ាแž“្แž):
Maha Songkran, derived from Sanskrit Maha Sankranti, is the name of the first day of the new year celebration. It is the end of the year and the beginning of a new one. People dress up and light candles and burn incense sticks at shrines, where the members of each family pay homage to offer thanks for the Buddha's teachings by bowing, kneeling and prostrating themselves three times before his image. For good luck people wash their face with holy water in the morning, their chests at noon, and their feet in the evening before they go to bed

Virak Wanabat (แžœិแžš:แžœ័แž“แž”แž):
Virak Wanabat is the name of the second day of the new year celebration. People contribute charity to the less fortunate by helping the poor, servants, homeless, and low-income families. Families attend a dedication ceremony to their ancestors at the monastery.

Virak loeurng Sak (แž្แž„ៃแžกើแž„แžŸ័แž€):
T'ngai Leang Saka is the name of the third day of the new year celebration. Buddhists cleanse the Buddha statues and their elders with perfumed water. Bathing the Buddha images is the symbol that water will be needed for all kinds of plants and lives. It is also thought to be a kind deed that will bring longevity, good luck, happiness and prosperity in life. By bathing their grandparents and parents, children can obtain from them best wishes and good advice for the future.


What is my this year message?
Last of the happy-Khmer-new-year article, I always keep a message for myself as well as for my beloved readers. So, what is it?

แž‚ិแžแž›្แžข แž“ិแž™ាแž™แž›្แžข แž’្แžœើแž›្แžข แž“ិแž„แž…ែแž€แžšំแž›ែแž€แž›្แžข - Think Good, Say Good, Do Good, and Share Good.
Doing Good is a state of mind that can accompany every action and shine through every thought. Doing Good starts from within, so even the littlest smile can change something in your life and make a difference in the reality of the people around you. So, Let’s Start Doing Good Deeds for Our Society Together!
Please have a watch about this greeting card on Google Earth Pro (you wanna get KML file?)!


Let's Say Happy Khmer New Year 2015, and Please Enjoy the Holidays Together!

Happy Khmer New Year 2015!

Khmer New Year Card 2014
Khmer New Year Card 2014
The time moves forwards very quickly, so how can we catch it and ask to wait for us on what the stuff undone to be finished, yeah actually we can't. The Angel of year of the Snake 2013 will transfer her duties to the Angel of the Horse 2014 celebrating on April 14, 2014. To take this opportunity, I would like to say Happy Khmer New Year 2014!! I wish all the best for the upcoming new year 2014 to all my friends, colleague, families, and my beloved readers! Please the Year of the Horse's Angel wishes all Cambodian and the global people be blessed with a peaceful and prosperous living for the whole year through.

What is this year message for me?
Nothing much beside what I always love to do so far. Loving to learn and to share:
- IT + Non-IT knowledge: it is a MUST to learn both Information technology and non-IT knowledge in this Information Age while the globe leading by most technology industries, and social media tools are the key stuff.
- Nothing Get without Invest: No anything is free for you, so you have to invest time or money to learn, share and earn especially to contribute back you to the society.
- Love the GREEN: Think about our environment while the world faces global warming, so your contribution to save the things on what affect to it.

Let's Enjoy Cambodian Holidays Together!

Happy Khmer New Year 2014!

Khmer New Year 2013 Card
Happy Khmer New Year 2013!! I wish all the best for the upcoming new year 2013 to all my friends, colleague, families, and my beloved readers! Please the year of the Snake wishes all Cambodian and the global people be blessed with a peaceful and prosperous living for the whole year through.
  
What was my last year, 2012, phrase?
"Think Positive, Do Positive, and will Get Positive!"
 What is a phrase for this new year, that's the Year of the Snake?
Personally, I do love it and it's so important not only for personal but also for organizations to do. So do I practice it yet presently? Yeah, I can say I am starting to use it. What is it so?

It is a PDCA cycle (Plan, Do, Check, Act):
Without "Plan" = No arrangement
Without "Do" = No experiment
Without "Check"= No evaluation

Without "Act" = No improvement
 Let's practice it to keep continuous improvement (Kaizen)!!

Are you ready to celebrate it with your family and friends?

Image source of PDCA: Wikepedia.org

Happy Khmer New Year 2013 - Year of the Snake!


Happy Khmer New Year 2012!! I wish all the best for the upcoming new year 2012 to all my friends, colleague, and my family! Please the year of the Dragon wishes all Cambodian people be blessed with a peaceful and prosperous living for the whole year through. Think Positive, Do Positive, and will Get Positive!

Khmer New Year 2012!

To take this occasion, I would like to wish everyone and my readers with long life, prosperity, happiness, peaceful, more beauty and more success in your career, especially please angel of the new year, Year of the Rabbit, blesses & takes care of you, your friends, your colleague, and your family for the whole year through. So Happy Khmer New Year 2011 together!!!!

Happy Khmer New Year 2011!

May you and your families be blessed with a peaceful and prosperous living for the whole year through. And also please New Year Angel 2010 takes care of you & your familes.



Happy Khmer New Year 2010!

 
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