Phnom Penh Water Festival 2018 - Bon Om Touk

Bon Om Touk (Khmer: បុណ្យអុំទូក, IPA: [bon om tuːk]), or the Cambodian Water Festival, is a Cambodian festival celebrated in November and marks the reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap River.

Visitors from every town and province travel to Phnom Penh to watch boat races along the Sisowath Quay and attend free concerts in the evenings. For three days, workers from every province join with the city's residents to celebrate by night and day. The festival lasts three days and commemorates the end of the country's rainy season,[1] as well as the change in the flow of the Tonle Sap River. It includes boat races and concerts and attracts several million people each year.


Cambodia Water Festival History The Royal Water Festival is one of the major national festivals in Cambodia, where Cambodia celebrates every November, sometimes ending in late October as the rainy season of the festive season.

The boat is believed to have been held from the ancient times during the reign of Jayavarman VII in 1181 AD until now. Marginal yield. To commemorate the heroic examples of the Khmer Navy who liberated their land from their oppression.

The enemies (Champa) of the Kingdom of Champa in the battlefield on the boat of Tonle Sap. The Royal Water Festival, which lasts for three days, on the first day of the race of the king's boat, is prepared to set up a pagoda for the two pagodas which Cambodia held in King Sisowath in 1914, if According to some French documents. In the footprints of boat carvings in the temples of Banteay Chhmar and in the temple of Bayon, it is believed that Khmer architecture used to design various kinds of boats, such as the boat, the Makara boat, the Naga boat, the Naga five boats, the elephant boat, the Crocodiles boats, the Hanuman Boat Riding Giant and the Sovanmachha boat or Mermaid boats.

At the evening, Cambodian has illuminated floating boats at 7:00 pm to pray for the peace of the Phreh Mae Khongkhea, word of Goddess Ganga is the sacred river of all religions in India, especially the Hindus, though there is no river in Cambodia, the Tonle Sap is still the water lord. Not a seafaring river, such as a river, a river, a water source for raising livestock, and an abundance of silt and fish stocks, Loving and respecting mother nature and caring for the mother with gratitude and compassion for the people of Cambodia always made small Bratip to be grateful sacrifice to (Phreh Mae Khongkhea) and as a prayer given Happiness in fishing is a daily livelihood, and the history of liberalism is believed to be born in the year. (1529 AD.)

In era the of Ang Chan I or (Ponhea Chan). At evening, according to each department, there are floating lights, colorful lights, bright lights, and fireworks celebrations.

The second day of the rituals and salads are celebrated by the Khmer people to commemorate Lord Indra, who is believed to have taken place in the royal palace. King Barom Reachea I in the year (1568 AD) through dreams Set aside in the middle of the night with a burnt incense first, such as coconut juice and bananas, when it is time to squeeze in your hands, they cling to your nose and look at the moon when you are alone with your nostrils. And the early psychological crisis of the following year is an ancient belief that some of you may not know. At the rituals, they can play gambling as a group of members who are more excited and use scoffing rituals to keep your members up to the level of laughter to decide to lose, and you lose the banana with bananas until you.



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