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Festival of Dead: Pchum Ben

Celebrating Dead: Pchum Ben

On October 4 the nation of Cambodia celebrated a unique festival called Pchum Ben. It is also called the festival of dead, celebrated on 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar. The 15 days long celebration is observed to pay their respects to deceased. The Buddhist or Khmer Monks chant the hymns in Pali language continuously thought out the night until without sleeping, and at the start of  the opening of gates of hell, an event that is believed to occur once a year. During this time, Read more [...]