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The Khmer New Year Festival & Parade in Westbrook, Maine, is a joyous occasion filled with music, dance, delicious cuisine, and cultural performances. It's a time for families, friends, and community members to come together and discover Cambodia's rich heritage.

Thousands of Cambodians have called Maine home for half a century now, following in the footsteps of the Italian, Irish and French communities who came here before them.

The Khmer New Year, or Chaul Chnam Thmey, is a significant event for Cambodians, marking the beginning of the new year according to the Khmer lunar calendar. It's typically celebrated in mid-April and is a time for family gatherings, traditional ceremonies, and joyful festivities

The fact that the Khmer New Year Festival & Parade is happening in Westbrook, Maine, is a testament to the diversity and cultural richness of the community there. It's a celebration that welcomes everyone, regardless of their background, to come together and share in the joy of Cambodian culture.

The parade highlights colorful costumes, traditional music and dance, and vibrant displays of cultural pride. It provides an opportunity for people to come together, both from within the community and from outside, to enjoy the festivities and learn more about the culture being celebrated.

If you have the chance to attend the Khmer New Year Festival and Parade in Westbrook, Maine, it would undoubtedly be a memorable and enriching experience, offering insights into Cambodian culture and a chance to celebrate alongside the local community.

Event Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2024, 12PM - 5PM, rain or shine

Schedule of Events: Parade • Traditional Games • Khmer Dance Performance • Khmer Music Band • Food for Purchase • Kid Crafts + Activities • And More!

Location: Riverbank Park, Westbrook, ME

Find more information and the event map at kny2024.com!

Khmer Maine 2024 New Year Festival - Map of events in Westbrook, Maine

Photographs: Khmer Maine

 

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