Cambodia To Mark Visak Bochea Day on Sunday

The annual Visak Bochea Day will be celebrated on the top hill of Preah Reach Troap (Oudong) in Ponhea Leu district, Kandal province on April 29, where a stupa of Buddha's relics is located.

Thousands of Buddhist followers including senior government officials are expected to attend this event.

Meanwhile, 300 Buddhist monks will be invited to the celebration for blessing. They will be offered food, drink, and cash in order to praise the soul of dead for the peaceful lives.

Visak Bochea Day, which is a birth, enlightenment, and nirvana day of Master Buddha, for the Buddhist countries, including Cambodia, was internationally recognised by the United Nations in 2000. It is a public holiday and an occasion where the Buddhist followers are reminded of Buddha and his teachings.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press