Australia, Jan 26 2005-- A date that marks not only Australia’s birthday but also a day that recognises and appreciates the diversity and multicultural society that Australia has become. A grand parade in which over 100 ethnic minorities groups including their indigenous people, the Aboriginal People happily took part, each proudly displaying their culture in unique ways. In a colourful display of clothes, music and dance, the Southern State of Australia was truly a brilliant blend of people and culture.
The Khmer New Year is a three day celebration that is usually held on the 13th to the 15th of April in the Solar Calendar year. It is celebrated on the 14th of April in the year of the double months, which can be every four or eight years. A full moon or in the leap year, a dark moon is observed on the first day of the celebration.Khmer
During February 29th through to March 3rd, 2004, many Khmer Krom people are attending the Bon Banhchos Seyma or else known as the Grand Opening of Khmer Buddhist temples to celebrate the completion of major renovations to main building of a temple.
Like any other ancient race whether they are of Chinese or Egyptian origin, the Khmer Krom people have their own share of stories and folktales. The naming of each province and landmarks have significant meaning that continues to be carried forth despite the Vietnamese Government’s attempt to change the original names.
The Tradition of Engagement
The Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) and the Khmer Krom Association in Southern California and their members would like to express their condolences and share the grief with family of the late Mr. Thach, Hoanh. He passed away on January 22, 2004 in the Loma Linda Medical Center due to illness at the age of 70 years old.
The Khmer Krom code of dress has over the years been modified from the traditional Khmer dressing to a more westernise style and to an extent, Vietnamese style. Living in such close proximity to the Vietnamese people, it is only natural that some of their culture is adopt by the Khmer Krom people.
July 26, 2003
Ms. Lin, Ladies and gentlemen
I would like to thank you for giving us, Khmer Krom, the opportunity to share our culture at the indigenous festival and conference. All of us are aware of the essential part of the cultural values and activities play in defining our society and ensuring its well – being.
This weekend our people show up in England (Bristol) to join in the Indigenous
Festival and Conference. To learn more about Indigenous Cultures please go to IFC official website TimeTable I.F.C 2003,