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Siem Reap Set to Dazzle with Khmer New Year Celebrations: A Feast of Culture and Joy

Siem Reap, April 10, 2024: As the Khmer New Year approaches, the historic city of Siem Reap is poised to become a vibrant hub of celebration. The city has laid out an extensive and diverse program for the "Siem Reap Sankranta," inviting locals and tourists alike to partake in the festivities that mark the advent of the New Year.

Scheduled from April 12 to April 16, 2024, the Siem Reap Sankranta is a testament to Cambodia’s rich cultural tapestry, promising a grand showcase of heritage, entertainment, and communal harmony. The festival's program reveals a meticulously planned series of events, encompassing traditional activities, religious ceremonies, and contemporary entertainment, ensuring that there's something to delight everyone.

April 12 marks the beginning of the festivities with a Prayer Ceremony for Happiness, followed by a Food Exhibition that will continue through April 14. Leisure boat programming along the river will provide serene views of the city, while Public Street Zones offer more lively entertainment.

The official opening on April 13 will give life to the Cultural Heritage Village and the Khmer Heritage Kite Exhibition, alongside games and leisure boating activities that tap into the nostalgic essence of Khmer traditions.

April 14 invites participants to immerse in cultural activities, kite exhibitions, and the mesmerizing "Movies Screening under the Starlight," creating an ambiance where tradition meets modern relaxation.

April 15 is a day packed with activities, from the Siem Reap Sankranta Golf Tournament to a variety of games and entertainment, concluding with a concert and the “Floating Lanterns and Prayers for Happiness” event, symbolizing hope and unity.

The celebrations culminate on April 16 with continued entertainment, folk games, and the much-anticipated traditional Khmer folk dance performances and hand drum music, wrapping up the New Year's festivities with flair and festivity.

Located in various zones along the river bank, stretching from the majestic Royal Residence to the Angkor Golf area, each location is meticulously planned to ensure visitors can navigate the events with ease. From A to H, each zone has its unique theme and activities, making the city a sprawling fairground of celebration.

The Siem Reap Sankranta is more than just a New Year celebration; it's a platform that brings together the Cambodian spirit, showcases the nation's cultural pride, and promotes the tourism potential of Siem Reap. As the city illuminates with the glow of tradition and the spirit of joy, the Sankranta is an invitation to experience the heart of Cambodia at its finest.

Siem Reap is ready to welcome the New Year's angel with open arms and a cascade of festivities. As the entire city transforms into a vibrant arena of joy, the Khmer New Year in Siem Reap promises to be a memorable escapade into the cultural soul of Cambodia.



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