Royal Ploughing Ceremony “Bon Chroat Preah Nongkoal” 03 May 2018
The Royal Ploughing Ceremony is solemnly celebrated at the beginning of the sowing and planting season. Every year in May, the event will be held next to the Royal Palace in an open field near the National Museum. Cambodia has deep connection with earth and farming. There is a deep astrological belief that royal oxen known in Khmer as Usapheak Reach, have an instrumental role in determining the fate of the agricultural harvest each year. At this festival, both men and women wear brightly colored Khmer traditional costume.