Cambodia, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Laos to the northeast, Thailand to the northwest, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.
The capital and largest city of Cambodia is Phnom Penh, which is also considered to be the political, economic, and cultural center of Cambodia.
Christmas Celebrations in Cambodia :
With over 95 percent of total population following Buddhism and only 1.3 percent population following Christianity, Christmas is not widely celebrated in Cambodia.
Cambodians celebrate Christmas in their homes, at their churches or with their families.
In Cambodia, the main celebration of Chrstmas takes place in Siem Reap which is a popular tourist destination — having a large number of hotels, resorts, restaurants and businesses closely related to tourism.
This is much owed to its proximity to Angkor temples, the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia.
Ever year during the Christmas – New Year Holiday period, many tourist come here and hence streets of Siem Reap are decorated for Christmas and New Year and wide range of special events and gala dinners for Christmas and New Year’s Eve are arranged in various hotels and restaurants in Siem Reap.
Christmas and New Year celebrations and fireworks also take place at Sihanoukville beaches.
I ma sure you might be wondering how to wish Merry Christmas in Cambodian Language.
Khmer is the official language of Christmas and in this language people wish each other Merry Christmas saying Rik Reay Bon Noel or Soursdey Noel or Rik Reay Thngai Bonyanauel !
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2019 & Happy New Year 2020 !!!