Cambodia Cancels Water Festival For Third Consecutive Year

Festival popular in Cambodia, usually attracts thousands of people to Phnom Penh

Despite no new deaths reported due to Covid-19 since April, Cambodia decided to cancel the annual Water Festival that has attracted thousands of people to its capital city of Phnom Penh annually.

The cancellation of the water festival, scheduled for Nov 7 to 9 was announced via a government media release, according to khmertimeskh.com.

This was the third consecutive year that the premier event was called off.

However, provincial authorities could organise boat races in their respective localities during the period, the statement said.

The festival is one of the largest festivals in Cambodia which was normally held along the Tonle Sap River in front of the Royal Palace.

Cambodia recorded a daily record of seven new local Covid-19 cases, bringing the national case tally to 137,696, with 134,557 recoveries and 3,056 deaths. – New Malaysia Herald

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