Pchum Ben Celebration

The noise from the Wat (temple) next door has been almost constant in the lead up to Pchum Ben, similar to Christmas Carols on repeat at the Mall!! This is a hugely big celebration here in Cambodia, it's the one time of year that the Gates of Hell open and ancestors from up to 7 generations past are revered and fed. The atmosphere is thick with anticipation, roads blocked by people flocking to local the Wat with copious offerings, and the city empties as people return to their homelands to celebrate and honour their dead. 

Happy faces at SenSokSenSok

Happy faces at SenSokSenSok

At Sensok this week we celebrated by feeding the kids a full meal of curry, rice, and a fresh apple, in addition to the usual soymilk. What FUN!! We will be having a Big Break over the next 2 weeks... Back after the holiday!!

Standing guard outside a Wat

Standing guard outside a Wat