Cambodian Community Day

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    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Alexandria, VA 

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    Ben Bao:      (571) 276-9630
    Sophia Tep:  (703) 966-9590
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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

January 03, 2015 6:00 pm

7260 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA

Final Competition. Early bird special: $35 person if you register and pay by October 12, 2014. The ticket price will go up to $45 afterwards. 


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Cambodian Cultural Festival

Thank you for coming to our festival

 

 

 

13800 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring MD 20904 

Sunday September 7, 2014



 

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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

  • Preparation for final competition of Miss Cambodian-American Beauty Pageant

 

 

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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 7th, 2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Click here for flyer.

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Classical & Folklore Dances

Khmer classical dancers use stylized movements and gestures to tell a story much like a mime. Dancers do not speak or sing...

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they dance with a slight smile and are never supposed to open their mouths. Khmer classical dance can be compared to French ballet in that it requires years of practice and stretching at a young age so the limbs become very flexible. Hand gestures in Khmer classical dance are called kbach (meaning style). These hand gestures form a sort of alphabet and represent various things from nature such as fruit, flowers, and leaves. They are used in different combinations, sometimes with accompanying foot movements, to convey different thoughts and concepts. The way in which they are presented, the position of the arm, and the position of the hand relative to the arm can also affect their meaning. Besides hand gestures are gestures which are more specific to their meaning, such as that which is used to represent laughing or flying. These other gestures are performed in different manners depending on which type of character is played.
Khmer folk dances are fast-paced. The movements and gestures are not as stylized as Khmer classical dance. Folk dancers wear clothes of the people they are portraying such as Chams, hill tribes, farmers, and peasants. Some folk dances are about love, or are folktales about animals.

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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 ...

Indigenous People

Indigenous People

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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