Note of Thanks
I would like to express my gratitude for another successful Khmer New Year
2011 Celebration. I am very touched and proud of your efforts and for sacrificing
your time to travel from long distances to join us in making the day very special
and truly memorable.
I am particularly indebted to those members who contributed to the religious
ceremony, the food and catering, the music entertainment, the traditional dances,
the popular comedy show, the photographers and the dedicated decorating team
from the Cambodian Student Association.
The ceremony was opened with Khmer National Anthem and followed by National
song Pung Savada Khmer, where all members and guests stood up and sang together.
We were honoured by the gracious participation of HE Ambassador Hor Nambora
and family together with members of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia staff. A speech
was delivered by the ambassador conveying his best wishes to all Cambodians,
home and abroad.
Special guests took part this year: Tai Chi’s Martial Art’s children
performance team from the VLC Centre, the Bollywood Dance Performance.
It would not have been such a wonderful event without your participation. This
is especially appreciated in these times of economic difficulties, and it continues
to ensure that the Khmer culture is kept alive and that the community stays
focused and closely bonded.
I strongly hope that we as a community will continue to progress in this vein
for the mutual benefit of all in the UK thereby ensuring a positive image of
The Khmer New Year (Chaul Chhnam) celebration on Saturday 16th April
2011 was held at the VLC Centre. It was a great success again this year!
A large numbers of people turned up from the start to the end of the
day. The Hall was bursting at the seams! We had raised 728.00GBP
for Bang Skaul for donations to the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
Mrs Sobopha Owen
PS. To view this Khmer New Year photos taken by Sudarin Unn, please follow
the link below:
The Executive Committee of the CASUNIK wishes to invite all members and friends
to the celebration of Khmer New Year on Saturday 16th of April 2011 at:
VLC COMMUNITY CENTRE
Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Community Centre
151 Whiston Road
London E2 8BN
Tel. 0207 739 3650
Bus from Liverpool Street Station 149, 242, 243 & 67 – 5/6 Stops -
opposite the Hospital on Kingsland Road - A10
|10:00||Open - Arrival of Cambodian community members and guests|
|10:15||Arrival of Monks and Nuns|
|10:30||Religious (Buddhist) ceremony - Request of Five Precepts - Chant|
|11:30||Offering of Dana to the Bikkhus|
|12:00||Luncheon for guests and congregation|
|14:00||Traditional artistic performances|
|16:00||Roam Vung Disco|
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.
Things to remember:
Ms Soravy Dom (Treasurer)
72 St Francis Avenue
Kent DA12 4SW
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!
|Chhnam Thoh - year of the Rabbit - BE 2555
The actual date for the Cambodian New Year is the 13th of April. By ancient
tradition, the celebration would last for three days. The first day is the
beginning of the celebration, the second is the Middle Day (Blind Date)
and the third one is the Day when the name of the New Year i.e. year of
the Rabbit effectively starts.
Dress Code: Traditional and Smart Casual