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    Alexandria, VA 

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Welcome to CCD

Welcome to the Cambodian Community Day (CCD) website. We appreciate your visit. The CCD seeks to integrate the Cambodian culture into American society. CCD is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the laws.

 

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Miss Cambodian-American Pageant

CCD, in collaboration with Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc, organizes a preliminary Miss Cambodian-American Pageant during an upcoming Cambodian Culture Festival. If you wish to be a contestant, please review the rules, download and fill out an application form and send it to the address as indicated in the form on or before July 19.

 

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Cambodian Cultural Festival

The Cambodian cultural Festival featuring Classical Performances, Lakhon Bassac Play, preliminary Miss Cambodian American of Metro DC Beauty Pageant, and many other cultural activities will be held at Cambodian Buddhist Temple

 

13800 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring MD 20904 

Sunday September 7, 2014
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM


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About CCD

Cambodian Community Day (CCD) is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization established to promote, present and preserve Cambodian culture. CCD seeks to integrate Khmer culture into American society. We believe in the value of keeping and passing on Cambodian cultural heritage to Cambodian-American children.  We also works to strengthen Cambodian voice, empower Cambodian Communities, bridge distances, heal rifts and build bonds among Khmers and other ethnic groups. CCD Organizes and collaborates Cambodian cultural resources and present them to public through various events such as ...

 

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CCD 2014 Activities

  • Volunteers Appreciation Picnic is on July 12th at Great Falls Park, McLean Virginia. Click here for flyer.
  • CCD will attend "2014 Pacific Culture International Pageant Expo & First Round Competition" July 19th at the Rockville Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.
  • Preparation for Miss Cambodian-American Pageant.
  • Lakhon Bassac rehearsal every Sunday 7/13 - 8/31.

 

 

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Dear friends and families,

On behalf of Cambodian Community Day (CCD) Board of Directors, members and volunteers, I would like invite you to come to Cambodian Cultural Festival on September 22nd, 2013 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Click here for flyer.

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Bonn Chrot Preah Nangkol (The Royal Ploughing Ceremony)

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In America, there is a groundhog day to predict how many more weeks in winter till spring. In Cambodia, there is a royal ploughing to predict crop yields for the following harvest season.  The Royal Ploughing Ceremony, known in Khmer language as Bonn Chrot Preah Nangkol, is a ritual rooted from Hinduism. For Cambodia, the ceremony marks the beginning of the rice cultivation season. The ceremony is usually performed by the royal family headed by the King and Queen, attended by high ranking government officials, foreign diplomats, and Cambodian citizen from around the country.

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Cambodian Community Day is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent of the laws. We believe our mission is a noble cause. Please help us achieve our goal. Your online donation via PayPal is secured.

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CCD Trough Len - by Isaac D. Pacheco (click on picture)

 

VOA News Coverage - CCD 2012 (click on pictures)

 

 

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Voice of America/Khmer: Dr Chanthourn Thuy

A Khmer Archaeologist visited USA in July 2012 to  present his research finding about ancient iron smelter in Cambodia to Cambodian-American communities. One of his stop was Washington, DC Metro area. Click on picture to watch the VOA News coverage during his presentation in Annandale VA.


 

Voice of America Interviewed Ms Sophia Tep, CCD Vice-President

 

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Sam Relief  Dec 2012 Newsletter 

Sam Relief was very busy in early April of 2012 and has delivered another 10 tons of rice to Angkor Children Hospital at Siem Reap.


Women's Health Study: http://mapa.nur.utexas.edu


Replica of Angkor Wat

We have bought a replica of Angkor Wat (picture shown above). It is a sculpture made out from stone, by a sculptor in Pursat province, Cambodia. It is 1.3 meter long, 1.1 meter wide and .35 meter high. It took more than 2 months to complete the sculpture. Click the picture to enlarge.


Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak (website: www.phareps.org) is a Cambodian association providing artistic activities to children and adults around the Battambang vicinity. The artistic fields are: performing arts (circus, theater, dancing, music), visual arts (cartoon animation, painting contemporary, illustration and graphic design) and social actions (governmental school pre-school through high school, child care center, and transitional youth house). Learn more ...

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Ratanakiri Tribe

The traditional cloth making method and other crafts have been abandoned by indigenous people because of modern life style and industrial technology. CANDO Craft Center, just like CCD, like to preserve their culture and tradition. Please help support them by buying their product. 56% of sale proceed will go to the maker, meaning the indigenous people. They are the people who have a self-reliance life style. For more information, click this link: www.elevyn.com/shop/cando.

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