Cambodian New Year
April 14-16, 2003

Learn about Khmer New Year

Background of New Year celebration, legend of Khmer New Year, games, songs and photos:  

Lesson plan for teaching the Khmer New Year to 2nd-4th graders:

Information about celebrating the New Year in Cambodia and the States:

Read About the New Year

Dara's Cambodian New Year  by Sothea Chiemruom, Illus. by Dam Nang Pin.  Description:  Dara's grandfather is homesick for Cambodia this New Year and Dara, understanding his feelings, wants to help. He decides to paint pictures of Cambodia as New Year's gifts for his family, and he asks his grandfather for some advice. Sharing their memories helps bring them comfort and hope.

Local Celebrations 

Tacoma, WashingtonSaturday, March 29, 2003,  9am to Midnight

Lowell, MASaturday, April 5, 2003 at 6:00pm

Lynnwood, Washington: Saturday, April 5 2003 at 9:00am
(FamCam families are planning to arrive around 10:45am)

Seattle, WashingtonSaturday, April 5, 2003, 6:30pm to Midnight

Chicago, Illinois:  Saturday, April 12, 2003, 6:00pm to Midnight

Denver, Colorado:  Saturday, April 12, 2003, 6:00pm
Mullin High School in SW Denver, Tickets will cost approx. $10

Minneapolis, MinnesotaSaturday, April 12, 2003  3:00pm to Midnight

Silver Spring, MarylandSaturday April 12 - Wednesday April 16, 2003   (note: scroll down to page 3 for English announcement)

San Jose, CaliforniaSaturday April 12, 2003, 8:00pm to Midnight

Upstate New York:  Saturday, April 12, 2003,  11:00am to 3:00pm
Black Creek Park - Woodside Lodge

Arlington, Virginia:  Saturday, April 12, 2003, at 7:00pm
Cambodian Classical Dance Program

White Center, Washington:  Saturday April 12, 2003,  12:00pm to 8:00pm
98th Street between 15th and 17th Ave.  (2 City blocks of booths and events)

Montreal, QuebecSaturday, April 12, 2003 at 10:00pm

Brooklyn, New York:  Sunday April 13, 2003 at 2:00pm
Cambodia Cuisine
87 South Elliot Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 858-3262
RSVP:  Apryl Montero mailto:[email protected]

Portland, Maine:  Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 2:00 pm




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