Khmer New Year Festival wishes for lucks

Last update 11:34 | 19/04/2017

Choi Chnam Thmay is the traditional New Year of the Khmer people living in the Mekong Delta. It takes place from April 13 to 15, bringing crowds to pagodas to worship Buddha. Traditional customs like bathing the Buddha statue, and wearing wish bracelets, as well as music and dance performances, are also offered.

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People attend an offering worship at Xoai Xiem Thmay Pagoda.

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Buddhists donate food and cash to the Xoai Xiem Thmay Pagoda in Tra Vinh Province, part of the Khmer traditions of Chol Chman Thmay (New Year) festival.

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Buddhists donate food and cash to the Xoai Xiem Thmay Pagoda in Tra Vinh Province, part of the Khmer traditions for Chol Chman Thmay (New Year) festival.

Khmer New Year Festival wishes for lucks, entertainment events, entertainment news, entertainment activities, what’s on, Vietnam culture, Vietnam tradition, vn news, Vietnam beauty, news Vietnam, Vietnam news, Vietnam net news, vietnamnet news, vietnamnetA young Khmer woman in traditional costume prays for a happy New Year.

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A Khmer woman donates food to a monk.

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Khmer people offer music and dance performances to celebrate the Chol Chman Thmay festival.

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Two monks at Xoai Xiem Thmay Pagoda do clean works to prepare for the Chol Chman Thmay festival.

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Khmer people offer music and dance performances to celebrate the Chol Chman Thmay festival.

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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