April 14: Cambodian New Year

Posted April 5, 2018

April 14: Cambodian New Year

Metropolitan State University’s International Student Organization (ISO) invites students to join them for a different New Year experience on April 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Watt Munisotaram. Transportation and a light lunch will be provided.

  • Pick-up: Noon, Metropolitan State, Founders Hall Reception Area
  • Leave: 6 p.m. to Metropolitan State, Founders Hall Reception Area

One of the biggest Asian New Year events celebrated in Minnesota is Cambodian New Year (Chaul Chnam Thmey). The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year’s Day, which usually falls on second week of April, and is the end of the harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor before the rainy season begins.

Participants will be able to learn about Cambodian culture and the tradition of celebrating New Year while participating in activities throughout the day, like lighting candles and burning incense sticks at shrines. This event will be held outside. Bring cash for additional food, clothes and drinks that are offered on-site.

Questions? Email XL2071at@metrostate.edu

If you need disability-related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 651-793-1549 or accessibility.resources@metrostate.edu.