Khmer New Year

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Chaul Chnam Thmey in the Khmer, literally "Enter the New Year", is the name of the Cambodian holiday that celebrates the new year. The holiday lasts for three days, most commonly, from April 13th to 15th, although Khmer living in other countries may change the dates so as to celebrate on the weekend. Sometimes the holiday falls between the 12th to 13th of April. This time of the year represents the end of the harvesting season. The farmers enjoy the fruits of their harvest and relax before the rainy season begins.

Khmer's also bring food together and enjoy the celebrations.