Samroang Community Water & Moon Festival_05 November 2014

Wat Basket Race

Congratulation Samroang community and AKC youth for the feasible event organized at the village !

Following the current event campaign raised on Facebookpage of Angkor Kids Center.

Today we would like to pass on the news that the event has been the most successful. It goes much beyond the expectation layout in the Objectives.

The worries of the fund to cover the event cost had melt immediately right at the start of the event. Thanks to Mr. Jake Stalkerr, the founder of One Step One Life, Australia  for donated USD 70 which is enough to pay the sound system until mid night, and thanks to the great participation of the local visitors to make not only event safe in term of financial, but it could also help to contribute to the community Shrine for further development.

The event was started first with the opening speech delivered by the Council Members of Leangdai Commune with the special guests : Buddhist Monks, Security Officers, and a few more community officers, AKC founders, and Jake….

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As soon as opening section finished the Water Basket Race started in the pond surrounding the Shrine hill along with the demonstration of the Special Race Pestling (Bok Oam Bouk) and Clay Jar Blind Breaking Challenge (Veay Kaorm). What was more: when the dark was coming there, transitional dance music was played attracting the huge crow to dance and playground all over the space.

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It was a fascinating event, no firework but the cheer from the community Joy meant much more !

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See you next year and hope you will keep a little bit to make the pre-organizing session more energetic !