CAMBODIAN NEW YEAR EVENTS 2011 IN LONG BEACH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dalida Lim, Event Coordinator
(562) 316-9099
coordinators@cam-cc.org

CAMBODIAN NEW YEAR EVENTS IN LONG BEACH

Long Beach, CA – The Cambodian Coordinating Council (Cam-CC) is organizing two
events to celebrate the Cambodian New Year for the Cambodian community, the
Cambodian New Year Parade and Celebration. The Seventh Annual Cambodian New Year
Parade will take place on Saturday, April 2 on Anaheim St. from Junipero Avenue
to MacArthur Park. Then on Saturday April 9, the Cambodian New Year Celebration
2010 will take place at El Dorado Park Regional Park Area III.

The Seventh Annual Cambodian New Year Parade is an exciting, fun-filled event,
which will display unique and colorful floats, traditional and modern Cambodian
dancers, musicians, pedicabs and cyclos and various other performance by many
ethnic groups. The precession starts at 9:30am at the corner of Junipero and
Anaheim St. We are expecting ten of thousands of local residents and visitors
come together from all over the United States and Cambodia to join this event.
The parade will honor the diversity of Long Beach through the varieties of
floats and participants of all backgrounds and ethnicity.

Following the parade, the Cambodian New Year Celebration will start on April 9
from 9am to 5pm. It is an all day event that includes religious ceremonies,
exotic food, carnival games, face painting for kids, live performances, Khmer
traditional performance, plays, and a live band with famous Khmer singers
performing throughout the day. Hundred of information and merchandise booths
will be displaying their product and information.
Admission tickets are required for this event at El Dorado Park. If purchased
prior to the event’s date, the ticket is $23 per vehicle and $7 entrance fee to
be paid to the city. Tickets will be available after March 8 at a number of
Cambodian restaurants and businesses throughout Long Beach. See
http://www.cam-cc.org for a complete list of locations.

The April New Year is one of the biggest celebrated holidays for Cambodian. The
actual holiday spanned 3 days from April 14th to 16th. The Songkran’s date where
the angel is believed to come down is on April 14 at 1:12pm as calculated by
Khmer astronomers. The angel is Keriny Tevy who is adorned with the Mondea
flower tucked behind her ear and an emerald around her neck. She favors beans
and sesames for food. On her right hand she carries a harpoon and on her left
she carries a gun. She rides the elephant  as she is processing down to earth to
bless the New Year.

Come and celebrate Cambodian New Year with Cam-CC. The Cambodian New Year is
about family reunion and prosperity. Organizers of the event would like to wish
everyone a Happy Cambodian New Year or Suor Sdey Chhnam Thmey.

Cam-CC is now accepting applications for parade entry and booth rental for
organizations and vendors for both events. Please contact Dalida Lim, Event
Coordinator at 562-316-9099 or coordinators@cam-cc.org for more information.