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The cultural diversity in the Bay Area makes it one of the best places to live in the world. Cambodian-Americans are certainly significant pieces of that cultural tapestry. The preservation of the Cambodian culture is, therefore, vital. It is paramount not only to the collective community, but also to the Cambodian community, and the individual Cambodians themselves.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Year of the Ox - Celebration and Cultural Ceremonies at Watt Khemara Rangsey, San Jose California

Year of the Ox - Celebration and Cultural Ceremonies at Watt Khemara Rangsey, San Jose California

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Slonaker Elementary School (in front of Wat Khemara Rangsey)
1601 Cunningham Ave, San Jose, CA 95122


Last Saturday, the cultural and social event of Cambodian New Year 2553 B.E. was a big hit. Thanks to the committee leaders, our Co-Chairs, Miss Kara Uy and Miss. Davy Chea. More than thousand of local community across the Bay Area attended the evening. The New Year committee introduced a new show called, Khmer Singing Contest, and it drove the contestants' family and friends to show the support. With the Khmer Cultural dances, the Cambodian Cultural Dance Group blasted with its creative performance called, Polynesian Dance. Our special guests, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Mrs. Reed told the committee PR, Mr. Perom Uch that, they were amazed to see the big number of local community gathering. They were very thrilled to listen to our Keynote Speaker, Mr. Kelvin So. With the Starland Band, Samphet Khieu and Miss Molyna rocked the night with the big crowds.

While hundreds attended Wat Khmer San Jose (the San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc.), Year of the Ox - Celebration and Cultural Ceremonies is still happening for Cambodian Community of San Jose Bay Area in this week till the weekend. The Venerables and members of Watt Khemara Rangsey would like to invite you and your family to celebrate the Cambodian New Year at Watt Khemara Rangsey.

On Saturday, April 18, the New Year Celebration will be held at Slonaker Elementary School (in front of Wat Khemara Rangsey) 1601 Cunningham Ave, San Jose, CA 95122. This day is the main celebration day of our New Year. The agenda for our New Year is as follows:
  • From 8:30a.m. - 11:00a.m. - Buddhist ceremony.
  • 11:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. - Speeches by Special Guest Speakers.
  • 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. - Cambodian Classical Dances
  • 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:30p.m. - 2:00p.m. - Parade to welcome New Year Angles
  • 3:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. - Social Dances accompanied by Live Band Music (Free Admission)

Happy Cambodian New Year 2009!

Cambodian New Year 2009 Committee
Cambodian Community of San Jose: The San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc. (Wat Khmer San Jose), Watt Khemara Rangsey (Khmer Krom), Santa Clara County Cambodian Women’s Association, Cambodian American Resource Agency, San Jose Cambodian Cultural Dance Troupe, Cambodian Language School.

http://www.caraweb.org
http://www.WatKhmerSanJose.org
http://www.unitedkhmerkrom.org/

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