Royal Plowing Ceremony in Kampong Thom Province Suspended
AKP Phnom Penh, April 11, 2020 --
The annual Royal Plowing ceremony, planned in Kampong Thom central province this year, will be postponed amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has recently agreed in principle on the suspension at the request of the National Committee for National and International Festivals.
The annual Royal Plowing ceremony marks the beginning of the crop planting season in Cambodia. According to the tradition, the event is celebrated to predict the upcoming distribution of rainfall, thus rice harvesting, in the country through the oxen’s appetite of paddy rice, corn, bean, grass, sesame, water, wine.
Last year, this traditional ceremony took place in Daun Keo city, Takeo province under the royal presidency of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia.
By C. Nika