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    Khmer New Year
    Saturday April 16th 2016
     8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cambodian Buddhist Temple
    Silver Spring, MD 

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    12739 Knightsbridge Dr Woodbridge, VA 22192

    Ben Bao:      (571) 276-9630
    Sophia Tep:  (571) 422-7972
    Chanthary Koch:  (202) 390-9016
    Ithara Phlong: (240) 888-1053

    Miss Cambodian American DC

    Ithara Phlong: (240) 888-1053
    Ratanak Srey:  (240) 620-6306

    Student Tutoring Service

     Ithara Phlong: (240) 888-1053

    Soccer Coaching Service

    Sokito Chan: (301) 758-3326

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Welcome to CCD

Cambodian Community Day (CCD) is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization established to promote, present and preserve our rich Cambodian culture. CCD seeks to integrate Khmer culture into American society to ensure the continuation of Cambodian cultural heritage, especially among Cambodian-American youths. We also work to strengthen Cambodian voice, empower Cambodian communities, bridge distances, heal rifts and build bonds among Khmers and other ethnic groups.


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CCD 15th Anniversary Celebration

May 28, 2016 6:00 pm

7260 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA

Come and dance your night out during our celebration of 15 years into the making. Click here to download the flyer.

Cultural Festival

The Cambodian cultural Festival featuring Classical Performances, folklore dances, a Cambodian drama show entitled Tum Teav, Khmer music, and many other cultural activities will be held at


Cambodian Buddhist Temple

 13800 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring MD 20904


Sunday September 11, 2016 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Angkor Wat best tourist attraction in the world

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Angkor Wat was just named the best tourist attraction in the world. Lonely Planet just announced its list of the 500 best attractions on the planet, and Cambodia's Temples of Angkor took first place.

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A Special Concert of Cambodian Musicians Sunday May 1st, 2016

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A performance of Cambodia’s most outstanding young musicians from the Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) is taking place on Sunday, May 1st from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Cambodian Buddhist Temple 13800 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Admission is free. Please RSVP at
You have an opportunity to meet Arn Chorn Pond, the founder of CLA. He will give a short lecture on his personal story “Child of War, Man of Peace” and discuss how music saved his life as a child under the Khmer Rouge regime and how he has since used music and the arts to spearhead the recovery and growth of Cambodia’s traditional arts.
This is a unique opportunity for us of the DC area to meet the group. They were the ones who organized the Season of Cambodia in New York City in 2013. For more information about CLA, please visit their site:
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Happy Khmer New Year 2016

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Dear friends and families,

On behalf of Cambodian Community Day (CCD) Board of Directors, members and volunteers, I would like to wish you a Happy Khmer New Year 2016, Buddhist Era 2560, the Year of Monkey. May you have success, prosperity,  good health in the year to come. Click here for CCD performance programs on April 16, 2016 12:30 PM at Cambodian Buddist Temple 13800 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring MD 20904.

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Phare, The Cambodian Circus – US Tour

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September 14 – November 2, 2015

Siem Reap Cambodia, September 2, 2015. Phare, The Cambodian Circus is proud to announce that it will conduct its first tour of the USA between September 26 and November 2, 2015. The centerpiece of the tour will be performances of “Khmer Metal”, a critically acclaimed production internationally, at the Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota, Florida on October 16, 17 and 18, 2015. It will also perform Khmer Metal at selected venues in Northern and Southern California and in Washington, DC.

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President Message: Happy Cambodian Community Day

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Dear friends and families,

On behalf of Cambodian Community Day (CCD) members and Board of Directors, thank you for coming and joining us at the Cambodian Cultural Festival to celebrate our culture, abundant heritage and  achievements. I like to challenge everybody to identify your culture, your root, and  your life and see what have you done and what will you do to make your life and lives of our fellow Cambodians better. Click here for CCD performance schedule.

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Culture and Heritage News

Airborne laser reveals hidden city in Cambodia

Towers of the legendary Angkor Wat temple are seen north of Siem Reap provincial town, about 230 kilometers, 143 miles, northwest of the capital Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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The Origin of the Number Zero

Deep in the jungle, an intrepid scholar locates a symbol of power and mystery.

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  Hella Chluy is a Cambodian American entertainer that specialize in musical parodies and comedic skits. Born as Phanit Duong, the second generation refugee began writing and recording music at the age of 15 in the Pacific Northwest. Duong's stardom began in 2012 when he released the now legendary, "Shit Cambodian Folks Say" on YouTube that broke 100,000 views in 24 hours. "Chluy," which loosely means "disrespectful" in the Khmer language, uses popular American music to depict stories of the Cambodian American experience. Today, Duong's fan base has grown internationally and he performs regularly across America in the nation's largest Khmer populated communities like Long Beach, Lowell, Seattle, and Philadelphia. View his videos at Listen to his mixtape at Shop Hella Chluy merchandise at
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  TFD (The Fast Delivery) is a cover band that came together because of their love of music. They decided on the name ‘The Fast Delivery’ because of a chinese food calendar that was close by. Tony, who's a graduate at Science Leadership Academy likes to draw, sing and mind his business. Julie, a 17 year old who likes to play the guitar, sing, and cleaning and Destiny, who's a junior enjoys inspiring people and her youth, Destiny is also part of show choir/jazz singers, and anchor at Paint Branch High School. For more information about The Fast Delivery, visit where they talk about fashion, beauty, and music. You can also find covers and songs of the month picked out by the Fast Delivery themselves.
  Phan Ros, stage name known as DJ Nevzz has DJ experiences for a period of over 15 years. He has DJ in the Lancaster and Philadelphia, PA areas. While growing up he had a passion for music; in which inspiration came from watching Yo MTV Raps. On the show there were guests Djs performing on TV that inspired him to get into the game of becoming a DJ. At the age of 20 he was able to purchase his very own turntable and mixer. Then, led him to starting to promote himself at house parties and clothing stores in the local areas. Later on, one of his biggest gigs came across Djing at a local radio station 91.3 in Lancaster, PA and in night clubs throughout Philadelphia, PA. DJ Nevzz enjoys the influences of how music makes life worth living while having fun and doing what he do best, Djing. For business inquiries contact mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Tommy Tattz

Tommy Tattz is a true embodiment of the American Hustle. No matter the goal he sets for himself, Tommy Tattz only knows that the power to succeed comes from hard work and focus everyday, best summed up in his motto "Say What You Do; Do What You Say." Being a first generation child to Asian immigrant parents, Tommy Tattz was already on his way to just being a statistic to the general population: predominantly gang ruled environments, rising crime rates, and decreasing standard of living. There was nothing to indicate that an opportunity to improve would present itself. So Tommy Tattz did what any real dreamer does in his situation: he hustled. Tommy Tattz chipped away at every opportunity he could create for himself, to capitalize and propel himself forward. This eventually lead him to owning and operating a series of small businesses to some moderate success. But that's not enough. Initially, he never thought about becoming a rapper, instead he utilized his hustle within the business world. Eventually, he noticed all of his efforts were always tied into music. His tattoo clients were singers and rappers, and he even went ahead and opened up a tattoo shop with a recording studio attached to it. This lead to a realization. The one thing Tommy Tattz is at his core an artist. On the radio these days, there are fewer songs that wanted you to party & enjoy yourself, and more songs that really don't have a message at all, just a series of random sentences. The rap game needs a break from the nonsensical, and to be reminded that sometimes you just have to party. We're alive. We have friends. We can be happy. Right out the gate, the minute Tommy Tattz stepped into the booth and laid down his first verse, it has been a whirlwind of another kind. Tommy Tattz has released songs with Fat Trel and Project Pat, and eventually opened a series of shows while on tour with Juicy J over the course of 2 years, the same length of time since he started his musical journey, and not stopping.Tommy Tattz has plans to release 2 new singles and music videos this coming year, with a new EP after, and a tour in the works. For now, join up with Tommy and have a party.


 Daie Music

I am from the DC area but grew up throughout the Prince George's County area. I'm 29 years of age been rapping since forever but I didn't take it serious until 2001 and I feel I didn't become nice until 2003. I was influenced by Biggie, Slick Rick, Fabolous, Jadakiss, and Styles P.

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 Myrah KEO

I am an 18 years old Cambodian female rapper.

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Traditional Music

(2) phleng kar, the songs of the wedding ceremony; and (3) mohori, secular entertainment music, also originating in the royal courts, that is played by a string-based ensemble. Mohori usually accompanies a play of the same name and Khmer folk dances. It consists of roneat, khloy (duct flute), tro (two-stringed fiddle), krapoe (three-stringed floor zither), thon romonea (two-piece drum set), and chhing.


The word "phleng" is a literal translation of the English word 'music". The word "Khmer" is used interchangeably with the word "Cambodian" to mean people of Cambodia or Cambodian language. We can divide the Cambodian music into two main categories: modern/contemporary music and traditional music. "Phleng Khmer" refers to the Cambodian traditional music. Phleng Khmer can be divided into three sub-categories, each of which is suitable for a particular social and traditional event.

Phleng Pinpeat

Phleng Pinpeat is performed at different events ranging from praying to Buddha to classical dances to funeral processions. The songs and lyrics vary according to the event type. The praying music is melodious and serves simply to enhance the praying services. The classical dance Pinpeat emphasizes the drum beat that coordinates and synchronizes the dancers' footsteps. The funeral type has a sad tone and lyrics that may cause one to cry.

Phleng Kar (Wedding music)

Phleng Kar is one of the major components in the wedding ceremony. In fact, it is an essential one. Unlike the Phleng Mohoree theme, which is always an offbeat and happy tune, the Phleng Kar is much sober, much more emotional. It is the time for the bride and the groom to reflect about their lives, from the day they were born, how they have been raised, the good deeds of their parents, and the journey ahead as a married person. The Phleng kar is played from the early morning of the wedding day to the conclusion of the ceremony (the thread-tying and the blessing) early next day.There are six musicians in the ensemble. They use two types of fiddles (a melodic fiddle that leads the whole ensemble and the bass fiddled), one dulcimer, one Takhe (two-string dulcimer), one drum and a singer.

Phleng Mohoree (Mohoree Ensemble)

Mohoree musicians use different type of fiddles, recorder (Khloy), dulcimer and banjo, Roneat and drums. The music is suitable for an entertainment in social and traditional events. It normally has an upbeat, happy-going style of music. Songs and lyrics of Mohoree music normally depict the beauty and admiration of nature, the confession of love or the teasing between man and woman.


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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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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.

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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: 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 ...

2015 Miss Cambodian American DC

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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:

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