On behalf of Central Mansions, we wish all of you and families safe travel during the upcoming Water Festival holidays!
The Water Festival marks the reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap River. It corresponds to the lunar Mid-Autumn Festival. “Auk Ambok’’ & ‘’ Sampeas Preah Khe” is a ceremony part of water festival, which usually happens on the second day of the holiday.
In 2020, it’s being held on October 30th, 31th and November 1st. Heralding the end of the rainy season and the coming of the Harvest moon, the Water & Moon Festival. Sampeas Preah Khe refers to the Moon Salutation. Cambodians assemble at the pagodas just before midnight to eat Ambok, a traditional Cambodian rice dish consisting of rice fried in its husk, then pounded with a pestle and mixed with banana and coconut. “Auk Ambok’’ means a gathering with your family to eat the flattened rice with coconut, banana and then salute to the moon during this ceremony.
Have a safe and pleasant Water Festival to you and your family!