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Cambodian Society in the United Kingdom
REGISTERED UNDER THE CHARITY ACT 1960 No 292074
  Seasonal Events | Religious Events | Other Events & Festivals | Annual Reports
     

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Khmer New Year - 2007

Happy New Year!
The New Year celebration is the largest and most significant annual cultural event for the Cambodian community, both at home and abroad. It shows the resilience of our people and culture, especially for those of us living far away from the Motherland. The Executive Committee of the Cambodian Society in the United Kingdom (CASUNIK) convey their best wishes to all Cambodian and Friends, both inside and outside Cambodia, for a Happy and Prosperous New year.

May You have Long Life, Beauty, Good Health, Strength and Wisdom!

We had a religious ceremony on Saturday 07.04.07 at the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. It was a great and a rare opportunity for our Cambodian Community in the United Kingdom to have Ven Ngin Phen, Head of the Abbot of the Pothivongsa Buddhist Monastery, near Paris, France, has kindly accepted our invitation to come and participate with us in our New Year Celebration. He is 80 years old and is well respected within the Cambodian Community in France. The Dhamma Tesna and the Questions and Answers Session about Buddhism were so educated and enlightened. The atmosphere was serene. As usual, the service was led by Mr Tan Nam.

CASUNIK will celebrate the traditional Cambodian New Year on Saturday 7th April 2007 at:

VLC COMMUNITY CENTRE
Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Community Centre
151 Whiston Road
Haggerston
Hackney
London E2 8BN

Tel. 0207 739 3650
Email. vietnamlaocambodia@yahoo.co.uk
Web. http://www.vlccentre.webs.com

Direction:
Bus from Liverpool Street Station 149, 242, 243 & 67 – 5/6 Stops - opposite the Hospital on Kingsland Road - A10

The main event was held on Saturday 14.04.07 at the Vietnam, Lao, Cambodia Centre. It was a great honour and privilege that H.E Hor Nambora, Ambassador of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia, and the Staff of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia to the United Kingdom, and their families came to join and participated with us as co-host at the New Year Celebration.

Kakada, Rithy, Dinal Blomfield, Sinuon and Chantrea presented their best Cambodian traditional dances, with the beautiful voice of Miss Daniele Owen. Let us not to forget the karaoke song by Mr Cheth Naren, Minister Counselor of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia and Mrs Pich Van.

His Excellency Ambassador had kindly provided the money for the catering of most of the food and drinks – Thank you His Excellency !

The event was so successful and everyone had a wonderfull time. We have received so many thank you and complimentary phone calls afterwards. We are only very pleased to share them with you.

Music Group: A Life Music Group hold its very first session at the VLC Centre on Sunday 09.09.07. The Group was led by Mrs. Sobopha Owen with Mr Sunit Pak Samay as the Assistant. Mr Sam A Ruos plays the leading role. Let’s wish all of them all of the very best. H.E. Ambassador Hor Nambora had suggested the initiative and donated £500 towards the Group for this year.

Cambodian Language: Mr Sunit Pak Samay has provided the tuition to some of the British friends who were going to visit/work in Cambodia.

VISAKHA PUJA

The Visakha Puja will be celebrated on Sunday 22-04-07 at:

AMARAVATI
Buddhist Monastery
St. Margarets Lane
Great Gaddesden
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP1 3BZ

Tel. (01442) 842455
Web. www.amaravati.org

All are welcome to join in the ceremony according to their faith and ability.


INVITATION

The Executive Committee of the CASUNIK wishes to invite all members and friends to the celebration of Khmer New Year on Saturday 7th of April 2007 at:

VLC COMMUNITY CENTRE
Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Community Centre
151 Whiston Road
Haggerston
Hackney
London E2 8BN

Tel. 0207 739 3650
Email. vietnamlaocambodia@yahoo.co.uk
Web. http://www.vlccentre.webs.com

Direction:
Bus from Liverpool Street Station 149, 242, 243 & 67 – 5/6 Stops - opposite the Hospital on Kingsland Road - A10


TIME TABLE
10:00Open - Arrival of Cambodian community members and guests
10:15Arrival of Monks and Nuns
10:30Religious (Buddhist) ceremony - Request of Five Precepts - Chant
11:30Offering of Dana to the Bikkhus
12:00Luncheon for guests and congregation
14:00Traditional artistic performances
16:00Roam Vung Disco
22:30Close

Dress code: Smart Casual/Traditional Outfit

All Members, friends and guests are advised to bring cooked food (some vegetarian dishes, Please) to cater for the bikkhus,guests and themselves.

For those who would not be able to bring food, please send the contribution cheque or postal order made payable to CASUNIK and send to the address below, preferably 2 weeks prior to the date of the event, to enable CASUNIK to arrange the necessary catering, as appropriate.

CASUNIK
POBox C
VLC COMMUNITY CENTRE
151 Whiston Road
Haggerston
Hackney
London E2 8BN

Things to remember:

Car Parking: From 9.00 am to 1.30 pm Chargeable at the local rates.
Parking tickets are available at 3.00 GBP per slip .They are in limited numbers. To reserve ahead please send deposit to the above name and address.

Last year was a successful one with strong supports shown from all members, friends and guests around the UK.

Our best wishes this year to all our members and friends, both locally and globally, for a Happy and Prosperous New Year!





Dress Code: Traditional and Smart Casual


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