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Cambodian students celebrate traditional New Year festival

Bac Ninh, April 12 (VNA) – The Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association held a celebration in the northern province of Bac Ninh on April 12 for Cambodian students in Vietnam on the occasion of their traditional New Year festival.

Addressing the event, Head of the Association Vu Mao extended his New Year greetings to the students and told them that they can make important contributions to the development of Vietnam and Cambodia relationship.

Cambodian Ambassador to Vietnam Hul Phany hailed the friendship association for its activities over the past three decades to foster the solidarity between the two countries. He particularly praised the initiative to find sponsor families for Cambodian students studying in Vietnam, which is of great help to the students while enhancing mutual understanding between the people of the two countries.

Cambodia’s traditional New Year festival or Chol Chnam Thmay in the Khmer language, which falls from April 14-16 this year, is one of the most important festivals of the year for the Cambodian people. It lasts three days (four days in leap years).

On these festive days, Khmer people go to visit each other and wish good health, good luck and prosperity to each other. They also join in fun activities.
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