07 Mar 2016
Angkor Sankranta 2016, to be held in mid-April, will feature two giant traditional cakes, Num Treap Bay and Num Ple Ay.
This information was made known in a meeting of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) held in Siem Reap province yesterday in the presence of H.E. Hun Many, UYFC President.
According to the schedule, the Angkor Sankranta 2016, the 4th of its kind, will be officially opened on April 14 under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse, Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen.
Angkor Sankranta is organized annually to celebrate the Khmer Traditional New Year in Siem Reap province, home to the famous Angkor temples. It is aimed to show off the solidarity of the Cambodian family as a whole and to contribute to maintaining Cambodian tradition, culture and custom.
Last year, Angkor Sankranta attracted over 1 million national and foreign tourists to visit Siem Reap cultural province and generated a total income of almost US$70 million.
The Angkor Sangkranta 2015 was bigger and more interesting than the previous events. A part from many entertainment programs such as Khmer traditional art performances and games, chess competition, etc., there was a show of the four-ton Nom Ansorm, a traditional Cambodian rice cake made from sticky rice, mug bean, and pork, which won on April 13, 2015 a Guinness World Record; a giant palm leaf hat of 191.5 kilograms; a giant Angrot (a fish catching tool) of 5.5 meters height; a giant palm juice container of 15 liters, and so on.
Beside the giant Nom Ansorm, Cambodia on April 15, 2015 broke the Guinness World Record for the largest Madison dance with 2,015 participants.