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Wat Phnom event on the cards for Khmer New Year

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Phnom Penh Municipal Hall will organise an event in the Wat Phnom area to celebrate the Khmer New Year from April 14-16. SUPPLIED

Wat Phnom event on the cards for Khmer New Year

Phnom Penh Municipal Hall on April 1 announced that it would organise an event in the Wat Phnom area to celebrate the Khmer New Year from April 14-16, and engage the audience with traditional forms of entertainment.

The event will include traditional and popular games, folk dances and exhibition of old- and new-style paintings, as well as prayers at the Daun Penh statue southwest of the grassy hill and ceremonious sand-hill building, the municipal hall said in a notice.

However, to avoid a potential outbreak of the coronavirus Omicron variant, the notice said that all revellers, artists and entertainers must have completed their Covid-19 vaccine primary series and gotten a booster.

All participants at the event must observe the standard preventive measures as applicable at each venue and activity, it said. “Everyone has to mask up, wash their hands with sanitising gel, and keep personal distance.”


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