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    Cambodian Festival
    Sunday September 11th 2016
     9:00 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

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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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Cultural Festival

Sunday Septempter 9th, 2018

9 AM - 6 PM

Cambodian Buddhist Temple

13800 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring MD 20904.


Festival highlights include Cambodian traditional, classical, folklore dances and performances, arts & craft exhibitions, children fun activities, traditional and contemporary music, Asian dances, Asian foods, and more…

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President Message: Happy Cambodian Cultural Festival

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DearFriends and Families,

On behalf of Cambodian Community Day (CCD) members and Board of Directors, I would like to invite you to come and celebrate our rich culture and heritage. It is my pleasure to serve the community I love. 2017 progresses with many achievements with respect to fulfilling of our mission to promote, present, and preserve Cambodian culture. During the Khmer New year, we have produced a full-blown Yeekae Tum Teav from start to finish as written by Abbot Som. During the cultural festival this year, we perform a traditional Cambodian dance opera, the Lakhon Bassac, entitled “Tip Sangva”.

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Lakhon Bassac "Tip Sangva"

lakhon bassacWelcome to the Cambodian Cultural Festival of 2017. It is free and open to all. Whether you have an earnest desire to learn more about the rich Cambodian culture, the oldest in Southeast Asia, or simply are looking to have fun for one Sunday, this is an event you do not want to miss. This year, among many other dances, we have a pleasure to bring you a Cambodian traditional dance opera entitled Lakhon Bassac "Tip Sangva". This type of Cambodian entertainment was once popular in Cambodia in the old days, but now, according to UNESCO, it is almost extinct. Our mission is to promote, present and preserve Cambodian culture. This year we have a great opportunity to do just that to revitalize this traditional entertainment. 
What is Lakhon Bassac?   

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The story of "Tip Sangva" 

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The Story of Tum Teav

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Tum Teav story is not a legend or a make-up story. It is based on a true story that actually happened during the Cambodia Lonvek era, an obscure era following a downfall of the glorious Angkor era starting from 1431. Lonvek era ends in 1593 when Cambodia moved its capital from Lonvek in the province of Kampong Chhnang to Oudong in the province of Kampong Speu after Siam conquered it.
We do not know exactly in what year the story happened. Most Cambodians believe to be a 16th century tragic love story that captured Cambodian people’s attention. The story had been told by word of mouth until a written version came to life in the early 20th century. According to the Cambodian Buddhist Institute, a well-known research and publication organization in Cambodia, there are two versions of the story. 

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Happy Khmer New Year 2017

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Greeting my dear friends! Happy Khmer New Year!

During this joyous time, on behalf of the Cambodian Community Day (CCD) Board of Directors and members, I would like to wish you a happiness, prosperity, and good health in the year to come. This year, we have the pleasure to bring you a show entitled “Yeekae Tum Teav”. 

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VOA Coverage of CCD 15th Anniversary

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We have reached a milestone this year because tonight marks 15 years that CCD has been in existence, promoting, presenting and preserving Cambodian culture and its arts in the Washington DC metro area. We could not have accomplished this without Khmer community in the area. We are so grateful for their continuing support. 
Our annual Cambodian Community Day attracts thousands of people of each year. It is a showcase of programs that promote the vitality of Khmer arts and culture. CCD does not receive any grants from any organizations or government. We only receive small donation from the public. The sheer energy to produce these shows and programs are from all our dedicated volunteers who share the same passion and philosophy. They have an exemplary mindset to serve others without wanting anything in return.

Their dedication to the community and mission to CCD can be summed up in this video presentation.

Many thanks to VOA Khmer news for covering this event. Click here to watch the event coverage.

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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Boat found in Siem Reap believed to be 800 years old

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An ancient boat discovered in March in Siem Reap province’s Angkor Thom district, which until now perplexed scientists over its origin, has been identified as being built more than 800 years ago. It was made in 1207 AD, according to carbon dating results announced on Friday June 24, 2016. The 809-year-old vessel was carved from a single tree trunk during the reign of King Jayavarman VII.


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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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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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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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You Can Help

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 Mobile App

GREAT NEWS!!! Cambodian Community Day is now mobile! I'm in, one of our valued sponsors, has designed and developed our mobile app, which is now available for download from Google Play. I'm in! also helps businesses deploy various mobile coupon and loyalty programs. These programs enable users to find great discounts at stores like Macy's, Amazon, JC Penney and Kohl's. Please visit their website at I'm in! Are you?

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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:

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 ...

Khmer Music Festival

Thank you for coming to our Khmer Music Festival on Saturday September 5th 2015

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2015 Miss Cambodian American DC

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