Neighbor Dave Scaringe wrote to share an unexpected experience he had over the weekend. Passing by a neighborhood cultural center, David was invited to join the Cambodian (or Khmer) New Year‘s celebration going on inside. He says:
There was music playing in the backyard, and so much food!! I was also instructed to go inside and see the temple. I took my shoes off and entered the front door only to be greeted by 3 massive golden Buddha statues and a group of people sitting on the floor… It looked like everyone was having a great time.
The 2013 Khmer New Year started yesterday, April 14, and ends tomorrow. For the record, David’s favorite holiday game is definitely Leak Kanseng.
Photo via David Scaringe Photography