I just had a lovely talk with Bov. Sinath, a Monk where I’m staying.
He told me about a holiday called Pchum Ben Day, which is fifteen days of giving. The holiday will be in September and celebrated in all the over 5,000 Pagoda’s in Cambodia.
It’s a religious festival known as Ancestors Day. People bring food or shoes to the Monks, to help them, and in doing that, it gives the givers a good feeling and a long life. This is a summary of what I learned today.
Sinath was a very interesting, and informed person, who spoke pretty good English. I enjoyed meeting him. There are very few opportunities to speak English with anyone, so I appreciated him very much. It was a pleasure, for sure.