Cambodian Community Day

Looking back. Moving Forward.

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    For Another year of Fun
    Sunday August 19th
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Ben Brenman Park
    Alexandria, VA 

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    Ben Bao:      (571) 276-9630
    Sophia Tep:  (703) 966-9590
    Lowell Cole:  (703) 620-3074
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Theme & Components

Theme

This year our theme is “Celebrating Glorious Past, Moving Forward”. Our ancestors have left abundant heritages throughout Cambodia. The least we can do is to recognize their achievements and learn from their experiences so that we can move forward to the future with similar success.

Festival Components

Classical/Folk Dances

Classical/Folk Dances will be performed by the Cambodian Buddhist Society Cultural Group of Silver Spring, MD. The name and description of dances will be announced later when they are available.

Khmer Traditional Music

The Khmer traditional music is performed by the Mohoree Phirum Ensemble.

Lakhon Bassac Show

 Lakhon Bassac is a dance drama. Some people call it Bassac Opera. It was once very popular in Cambodia. Nowadays, it becomes an endangered art. Sporadic performances are found in Cambodia and we don't know that there is any opera house there anymore. Chance are none. We choose to perform Lakhon Bassac in hope to raise the awareness of, to present and help preserve this form of entertainment. To learn more about Lakhon Bassac, click here.

Miss Cambodian-American Beauty Pageant

The pageant is a cultural and educational event that seeks to celebrate the talent, beauty and intellect of young Cambodian American women.  Ithara Phlong, Program Director, states that the goal is "to promote self empowerment in our youth as well as cultural awareness of our rich heritage. "

Our contestants are absolutely beautiful from the inside as well from the outside. That what is defined a woman. These young women understand that participating in this pageant contributes to the development of networking, public-speaking and leadership skills that are surely conducive to educational and professional goals.  

Our pageant is divided into 2 parts.  At the festival on September 7th, you will have an opportunity to witness a group of accomplished young women showcase their talents, poise and grace.  On January 3rd, 2015, you are invited to join us at the Miss Cambodian American Crowning gala at Harvest Moon Restaurant, Falls Church, Virginia. 

Exhibition of Cambodian Arts

Arts and craft, photo exhibitions from all era including Angkor, Udong and Long Vek eras will be displayed during the event.

Live Band

Performed by Reaksmey Angkor Chum bad, the live band will feature contemporary songs and music, social dances.

 Children Activities

There will be numerous traditional games and face painting for children.

 Food Vending

Foods and beverages are available for purchase.

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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)

 

 

Other News:

 

 

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

 

Click the picture to read and play the video.


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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