VFF President congratulates Khmer people on Chol Chnam Thmay

Friday, 2019-04-05 16:40:43
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VFF President Tran Thanh Man speaks at the meeting. (Photo: NDO/Nguyen Phong)
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NDO – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Font (VFF) Tran Thanh Man congratulated the Khmer people on their traditional New Year festival Chol Chnam Thmay, during his working visit to Buôl Prés Phek Pagoda in the southern province of Soc Trang on April 5.

Speaking at the meeting, VFF President Man said Khmer people have significantly contributed to socio-economic development, security, stability and cultural conservation in the locality.

He also spoke highly of the contributions by Khmer Buddhist dignitaries, monks and nuns and hoped that they will continue to set good examples in building national unity, thus contributing to the development of Soc Trang and the country.

Also on the occasion, the VFF President presented gifts to policy beneficiaries and needy households in Chau Thanh district.

Chol Chnam Thmay is one of the most important festivals of the year for the Khmer people. It usually lasts three days and is celebrated mostly in pagodas.

One of the most important practices in Chol Chnam Thmay is the Buddha bathing ceremony. Khmer people also bathe to pray for forgiveness for mistakes made in the previous year.

Various traditional activities such as folk games, dances and singing are also held during the festival.