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Khmer New Year held as planned

April 12th, 2008 · No Comments

The Cambodian Students Association in Nagoya (CSAN) has as planned held a big Khmer New Year party in Nagoya’s Nagoya University Graduate School of International Development (NU-GSID).  The party was celebrated on April 11.

Approximately 100 guests from various countries attended the party.  Most of them were professors and students teaching and studying at Nagoya University.

The most significant event was the Khmer traditional dance “Rorbamm Kuoh Tralauk (coconut dance in English) which was performed by six Cambodian students.

Also, the fashion show was applauded being performed by seven ladies from seven nations: Cambodia, China, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.  They were wearing Cambodian traditional dress in seven different colors constituting the seven days of the week.

Following the show was the free dance session where everyone was invited to dance to Cambodian Popular Songs with the Cambodian students teaching the how-tos.

The Khmer New Year party is one of the biggest social events CSAN celebrates annually.

It requires a lot of efforts and support from all CSAN members.  The arrangements include cooking several dishes of Cambodian flavors, decorating the room so it looks and feels Khmer, rehearsing a traditional dance, and selecting music for dancing.

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