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Cambodian Water Festival

Water Festival

The Origin

In the language of the Cambodians "Water Festival" sounds like Bon Om Tuk. This is one of the most revered holidays of the locals and is celebrated in November, and continues for the whole three days. The celebration starts on the first day and will only become more active and bigger with every following day.  The main active part of the holiday starts in the capital of Cambodia, the city of Phnom Penh. But the festive celebrations are held in Siem Reap. Boats are painted in colors that symbolize the twenty-one provinces of Cambodia. Enchanting show to some extent is a symbol of invincible water rearguard of the ancient Khmer empire. The history of the holiday is associated with the name of the Cambodian King Jayavarman II

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