The Pchum Ben festival (Oct 8 – 10) has seen the Department of Traffic Police and Public Order report 53 traffic accidents country-wide. These accidents caused 28 deaths and 85 injuries, 65 of which were serious.
Cambodia observes a myriad of traditions and rituals all throughout the year, with each celebration bearing a significant meaning and purpose. On September 25, Khmer Buddhists started the 15-day Pchum Ben religious festival or Ancestors Day.
As Pchum Ben approaches, the Environment Ministry reminds of keeping cities clean.
Bun Veasna says spirits walk among the living during Pchum Ben.
Before the sun rose on September 25, “para peak veaksot” was heard everywhere in Cambodia. It was to mark the beginning of a religious festival that has been practiced for centuries.
City Hall says it has readied +200 free rides buses from the capital to 17 provinces.
Labour Ministry seeks to ban a Khmer song about garment workers not being paid.
Justice Ministry is reviewing Pchum Ben pardon requests from more than 300 prisoners.
Stung Treng Provincial Court charges a man for allegedly stabbing a security guard to death following a dispute at a dance.
The Justice Ministry is reviewing pardon requests from more than 300 prisoners who hope to observe Pchum Ben at home with their families.
Health Ministry issues guidelines on how to reduce food poisoning during Pchum Ben.
Pagodas are busy preparing for visitors for the first day of Pchum Ben.
A plan to suspend Fare charges on a rail line during the upcoming Pchum Ben holiday.
PM announces that about 200 public buses will be provided for people to use for free during Pchum Ben in October.
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An increase in rail passengers is thanks to an uptick in awareness among the general public of the railway, and the increasing reliability and convenience of the service.
Nearly 30 people have died and another 90 injured in traffic accidents over the three-day Pchum Ben festival.
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The Transport Ministry asks all transport companies not to hike fees over Pchum Ben.
Authorities block the CNRP from holding a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the deadly 1997 grenade attack.
The National Social Security Fund urges drivers to be careful carrying garment workers to and from their home during Pchum Ben.
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Two boys are killed and two seriously injured after playing with football-shaped firecrackers.
Cambodian Buddhists begin to make offerings and pray as part of the annual rituals for the Pchum Ben festival.
For Cambodians, Pchum Ben is one of the biggest festivals of the year, and widely celebrated across the Kingdom.
A senior Justice Ministry official says the number of prisoners set to receive royal pardons for Pchum Ben festival is undecided.
WING is offering free bus tickets from Phnom Penh Sorya to all provinces for WING Account customers who make transactions from $5 up for Pchum Ben.
The Health Ministry’s Communicable Disease Control Department issues a reminder for the Pchum Ben festival.
The government issues a sub-decree that civil servants will receive $12 for Pchum Ben.