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Thousands of people celebrate Meak Bochea day

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Heng Samrin, president of the National Assembly, at Meak Bochea day at Oudong mountain in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district. KT/ Khem Sovanara

Thousands of people, monks and government officials on Tuesday observe Meak Bochea day at Oudong mountain in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district where it is home to the relic of the Buddha.

The religious ceremony was attended by Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong, senior monks, National Assembly president Heng Samrin, lawmakers, and government officials.

Meak Bochea day is an important religious festival of Buddhist followers who cerebrate it on the full moon and it is the day when Buddha prophesied his death.

Kandal provincial governor Mao Phirun said at the ceremony that a lot of people came to observe the religious ceremony at the hilltop of Oudong.

“Meak Bochea day is very important day for our Cambodian people and others who hold Buddhism to observe it every year. This year, there are a lot of people because we have security, peace and stability in the society,” Mr Phirun said.

Meak Bochea Day

On Tuesday, Feb.19, thousands of Cambodians celebrate Meak Bochea Day atop Phnom Udong Mountain in Kandal province's Ponhea Loeu district. KT/Khy Sovuthy

Posted by Khmer Times on Monday, 18 February 2019

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