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.
People attend an offering worship at Xoai Xiem Thmay Pagoda.
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.
A young Khmer woman in traditional costume prays for a happy New Year.
A Khmer woman donates food to a monk.
Khmer people offer music and dance performances to celebrate the Chol Chman Thmay festival.