2016 CAMBODIAN NEW YEAR PARADE AND CELEBRATION
IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Long Beach, CA, January 4, 2016: The Cambodian Coordinating Council (Cam-CC) will be hosting its annual Cambodian New Year Parade on Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Cambodia Town District, Long Beach, California. The parade will start at 10:00 a.m- 12:00 noon on Anaheim Street at the Junipero Avenue intersection and end at MacArthur Park located between Warren Avenue and Mahanna Avenue on Anaheim Street.
The first Cambodian New Year parade was held on April 24, 2005. The intention was to provide a free and inclusive event to the community collaborating with local leaders to unite members of the community by showcasing floats, dancers, musicians, cultural and traditional art, etc. The annual event is funded solely by contributions from businesses and private donors. Volunteers assist with every aspect of the event such as publicizing, registration, fundraising, setting up, cleaning up, etc. The event is not possible without the generosity of the community’s money, time and effort. ( The Annual Cambodia Town Cultural Festival will immediately follow the Cambodian New Year Parade conclusion at MacArthur Park)
In addition to the Cambodian New Year Parade, Cam-CC will also be hosting the Cambodian New Year Celebration on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Long Beach at El Dorado Park - Area III. This year we are celebrating the year of the Monkey, 2560 BE.
One of Cam-CC’s primary objectives is to preserve the Cambodian culture and share it with others in this diverse community in order to foster the understanding between different ethnic groups.
Cam-CC is delighted to be able to share these events to celebrate the Cambodian New Year and to honor the diversity of Long Beach. You can get involved or simply indulge in the festivities organized by your fellow community members through passion, creativity, sacrifice, and commitment. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors and join in on the celebration!
Contact: Sandy Nou, Cam-CC Events Coordinator
(562) 388- 4978