“One day, the world will speak of Cambodia without defining it by the raw, recent history of the ‘killing fields’ and the Khmer Rouge. Consider that shift under way this month in New York… ’Why would a Cambodian festival resonate any more than any other country?’ [Phloeun Prim] asks. ‘Because we can pose as a model of a post-conflict nation. It’s to see, when you invest in a generation, what can happen, what can be created. The hope you can create.’” – The Huffington Post via Associated Press
I’m so happy and proud to see that Cambodia is being highlighted here in New York City, bringing lively khmer culture and events to the big city, and that I’m close by to be able to attend these events and connect with a part of my history.
Check out Season of Cambodia’s website and if you can, please celebrate and show your support for the rich culture and arts that has made it’s way here from April through May.
Soursdei Chnam Tmei! Happy Khmer New Year!