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Water Festival

21 Nov 2019
Start Date
23 Nov 2019
End Date
About Water Festival

Bon Om Touk, otherwise called "the Water Festival," is a yearly Cambodian festival that happens essentially in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh yet in addition in the city of Angkor. Bon Om Touk is a festival of the finish of the stormy season on the full moon of the Buddhist month of Kadeuk. The full moon is considered to convey good fortunes that can prompt a copious collect. On the Western timetable, Bon Om Touk falls either in October or ahead of schedule in November.

The substantial rainstorm downpours make the Mekong River turn around course and reverse into the extensive Tonle Sap Lake far upstream. This makes the lake flood its ordinary limits, which gives a lot of water to Bon Om Touk's headliner, the yearly Pirogue longboat race. Once the Mekong and the Tonle Sap River, which associates the Mekong to Tonle Sap Lake, again begin streaming toward the ocean, you know it is nearly time for Bon Om Touk. The retreating of the waters additionally leaves rich dregs that guide nearby ranchers in the year ahead. Be that as it may, know that, in low-water years, the yearly pontoon race might be crossed out.

For three straight days, the festivals proceed, with individuals from all finished Cambodia thronging into Phnom Penh to participate in the celebrations. Amid both sunshine and haziness, the "gathering" goes on. Exercises incorporate music shows, conventional moving, and devouring local sustenances. The regatta frequently incorporates upwards of 400 dashing water crafts, each decked out in brilliant hues and paddled by around 40 men, who are ordinarily priests. There are prizes for the champs, and on-board artists and drummers keep the rowers in great cadence.

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