CAMBODIAN NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 2012 IN LONG BEACH

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tony Te, Event Coordinator 
562-212-5936
coordinators@cam-cc.org

CAMBODIAN NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 2012 IN LONG BEACH

Long Beach, CA – The Cambodian Coordinating Council (Cam-CC) is organizing the Cambodian New Year Celebration for the Cambodian community to celebrate the year of the Dragon. The Cambodian New Year Celebration 2012 will take place at El Dorado Park Regional Park, Area III on Saturday April 21, 2012.

The Cambodian New Year Celebration will start 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.

The April New Year is one of the biggest celebrated holidays for Cambodians. The actual holiday spanned 3 days from April 13th to 15th, 2012. The Songkran’s date where the angel is believed to come down is on April 13 at 7:12pm as calculated by Khmer astronomers. The angel is Kemira Tevy who wears a violet flower with precious gems. On her right hand she carries a sword and on her left a mandolin, a stringed musical instrument. Banana is her favorite fruit. Kemira rides the water buffalo as she is processing down to earth to bless the New Year.

Admission tickets are required for this event at El Dorado Park. If purchased prior to the event’s date, the ticket is $30 per vehicle. The price already included the $7 park entrance fee. Tickets will be available after March 31st at a number of Cambodian restaurants and businesses throughout Long Beach. Check our website http://www.cam-cc.org for a complete list of locations with updates.

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 booth rental. 

Please contact Tony Te, Event Coordinator at 562-212-5936 or coordinators@cam-cc.org for more information.