This Year’s Water Festival Postponed at National Level

AKP Phnom Penh, September 09, 2022 -- The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to postpone the annual Water Festival, scheduled from Nov. 7 to 9, 2022, at the national level.

The decision was highlighted in a press release on the outcomes of the plenary cabinet meeting held here this morning under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Anyway, the Water Festival celebrations can be organised at local level for entertainment and tourism purposes, underlined the press release issued this evening.

The annual festival was also postponed in 2020 and 2021 in order to contain and prevent the COVID-19 spread.

The three-day Water Festival is one of the most joyful festivals in Cambodia. People across the country flock to Phnom Penh capital to enjoy the festival’s three main events: boat racing, Loy Pratip (the display of decorative lighted boats from different public institutions), Sampeas Preah Khe (Moon Festival) and Ok Ambok (a type of glutinous rice roasted and crushed with pestle eaten with banana or coconut juice).

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press