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Cambodian New Year Festival 2005
Year of Rooster, BE: 2549
Saturday, April 9, 2005

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The Cambodian-American community of Santa Clara County celebrated its 20th annual cultural new year, Year of the Rooster, on Saturday, April 9, 2005 from 9:00 AM to midnight. Typically, this event is celebrated on April 13, 14, and 15, a three-day event, but we will host this celebration for only one day.

Photos of the Evening Program: (Click on each photo for larger size)

Mr. Nithya Nin & Miss. Monica Chan (Master of Ceremony) Nationa Anthem of the U.S. and Cambodian Ms. Channary Bill, Chair of KNY-2005 Committee and President of SCCCWA
 
Ms. Vinita Savy Kylin, Keynote Speaker ( Member of SCCCWA) Jose Esteves, Special Guest Speaker (Mayor of Milpitas) Mr. Micheal Wang, Special Guest Speaker (H.E. Mike Honda Aide)  
Entering the New Year Ceremony:
       
Flower of Angkor Dance
Brahma Sacred Dance  
Mis Kantaerae (Hermit's daughter) Dance originated by minor Khmer in Kompong Speu Province
Spiritual Worship Dance
The Sentimental Dance: the recent choreographic creation by the late dance mistress, Mrs. Chea Samy, in the 1980's. The theme depicts courting gestures and, at its close, the sadness brought about by the separation of two lovers.
Umbrella Dance: originated in Pailin, the southest region of Cambodia. Pailin is known as its gem-rich soil wich contains many kinds of precious stones such as ruby, sapphire, and emerald.
Robam Gane - traditional folk dance orignated in Stugn Treng province, northern region of Cambodia.
Children Fastion Show
Khmer Language School
Short Play: Chey Laok Num Banh Chok
  Dance Coordinator, Ms. Chamroeun Yean received flower from Chair of the New Year Committee, Ms. Channary Bill Dance Instructor, Ms. Savary Dean received flower from Chair of the New Year Committee, Ms. Channary Bill Dance Instructor, Ms. Pok Mao received flower from Secretary General of CARA, Mr. Chanthoeun To
Recognition of Committee in General Dance Coordinator, Ms. Keo Yim, received flower from Secretary General of CARA, Mr. Chanthoeun To Dance Instructor, Ms. Sinuon Buth, received flower from Secretar General of CARA, Mr. Chanthoeun To
Dancing with Sek Meas Band and Singers, Ms. Meas Somaly, and Mr. Makara Nuon