PHNOM PENH: Sangkran of piggy will be held on Sunday, 14th of April till Tuesday, 16th of April 2019 and the official Facebook of Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia was released the symbol of very cute toys name “Bong Mongkul & Oun Sopheak” to welcome Khmer New Year 2019.
Cambodian New Year (បុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំថ្មី – Choul Chnam Thmey) literally “Enter New Year is the name of the Cambodian Holiday that celebrates the traditional Lunar New Year. The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year’s Day, Which usually falls on 13th of April or 14th of April, 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 13th of April through 16th of April. The Khmer New Year coincides with the traditional solar new year in several parts of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.
Cambodians also use Buddhist Era to count the year based on the Buddhist Calendar. For 2018, it will be 2562 BE (Buddhist Era).