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The cultural diversity in the Bay Area makes it one of the best places to live in the world. Cambodian-Americans are certainly significant pieces of that cultural tapestry. The preservation of the Cambodian culture is, therefore, vital. It is paramount not only to the collective community, but also to the Cambodian community, and the individual Cambodians themselves.
The major leadership of local Cambodian-American community is made up of collaboration with the San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, the Santa Clara Cambodian Women Association, the Cambodian American Resource Agency, active community members, and the financial sponsors.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cambodian New Year Festival 2010 - San Jose, California

The Cambodian-American community of Santa Clara County will celebrate its

25th Annual Cultural New Year,
year of the Tiger,
on
Saturday, April 10th, 2010 (5:30pm to midnight)
at the
Santa Clara County Fairgounds
Pavilion Hall - 344 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95111
.

We will be sponsoring this event for a fun evening of excitement. The celebration of "Khmer New Year" is a symbol to remind us of our culture and heritage. The Cambodian New Year Festival showcases the richness of Cambodian life in our community. The treasured folk culture and history of Cambodia delight the senses in colorful display of art, music, and dance.

This year, Cambodian New Year Festival 2010 Committee chaired by Miss Davy Chea and Miss Kara Uy, will bring us two parts of events. Part-I will feature Khmer Classical Dance & Folk Dances and Khmer School Children Play. Part-II, the social dance, will feature Starland Band, Ms Molyna, and Guest Singer Miss Laura Mam. Miss Laura Mam was the former student of Cambodian Cultural Dance Group of San Jose.

Cambodian Community of San Jose
Participating Groups serving the Cambodian community lend resources and volunteers to organize the the New Year event, including: The San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc.| Cambodian American Resources Agency | Santa Clara County Cambodian Women's Association | Cambodian School | Cambodian Cultural Dance Group of San Jose | Active Community Members.

For more information
Please contact Miss Davy Chea at 408.667.4015 or Miss Kara Uy at 408.628.3898

For Posters

Download JPG | JPG in Zip (High Resolution) | PDF (low resolution)


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Monday, May 11, 2009

Photos - Cambodian New Year 2009 Festival

Photos - Cambodian New Year 2009 Festival

Cambodian New Year 2009 Committee would like to share with you the photos of the Event. Photos selected to post on CARAWEB.ORG are based on the photos' quality and position. More photos

The New Year Event turned out more number of attendance in 2009. The committee received lots of feedback to improve the plan/preparation for the next year. Feel free to email your feedback to davy.chea @ caraweb.org or kara.uy @ caraweb.org

Committee is looking ahead to host Community Picnic. Date/Place will be announced later.



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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Year of the Ox - Celebration and Cultural Ceremonies at Watt Khemara Rangsey, San Jose California

Year of the Ox - Celebration and Cultural Ceremonies at Watt Khemara Rangsey, San Jose California

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Slonaker Elementary School (in front of Wat Khemara Rangsey)
1601 Cunningham Ave, San Jose, CA 95122


Last Saturday, the cultural and social event of Cambodian New Year 2553 B.E. was a big hit. Thanks to the committee leaders, our Co-Chairs, Miss Kara Uy and Miss. Davy Chea. More than thousand of local community across the Bay Area attended the evening. The New Year committee introduced a new show called, Khmer Singing Contest, and it drove the contestants' family and friends to show the support. With the Khmer Cultural dances, the Cambodian Cultural Dance Group blasted with its creative performance called, Polynesian Dance. Our special guests, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Mrs. Reed told the committee PR, Mr. Perom Uch that, they were amazed to see the big number of local community gathering. They were very thrilled to listen to our Keynote Speaker, Mr. Kelvin So. With the Starland Band, Samphet Khieu and Miss Molyna rocked the night with the big crowds.

While hundreds attended Wat Khmer San Jose (the San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc.), Year of the Ox - Celebration and Cultural Ceremonies is still happening for Cambodian Community of San Jose Bay Area in this week till the weekend. The Venerables and members of Watt Khemara Rangsey would like to invite you and your family to celebrate the Cambodian New Year at Watt Khemara Rangsey.

On Saturday, April 18, the New Year Celebration will be held at Slonaker Elementary School (in front of Wat Khemara Rangsey) 1601 Cunningham Ave, San Jose, CA 95122. This day is the main celebration day of our New Year. The agenda for our New Year is as follows:
  • From 8:30a.m. - 11:00a.m. - Buddhist ceremony.
  • 11:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. - Speeches by Special Guest Speakers.
  • 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. - Cambodian Classical Dances
  • 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:30p.m. - 2:00p.m. - Parade to welcome New Year Angles
  • 3:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. - Social Dances accompanied by Live Band Music (Free Admission)

Happy Cambodian New Year 2009!

Cambodian New Year 2009 Committee
Cambodian Community of San Jose: The San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc. (Wat Khmer San Jose), Watt Khemara Rangsey (Khmer Krom), Santa Clara County Cambodian Women’s Association, Cambodian American Resource Agency, San Jose Cambodian Cultural Dance Troupe, Cambodian Language School.

http://www.caraweb.org
http://www.WatKhmerSanJose.org
http://www.unitedkhmerkrom.org/

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Cambodian-Americans Celebrate Cultural New Year in Grand Style on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Napredak Hall, San Jose, California

Cambodian-Americans Celebrate Cultural New Year in Grand Style on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Napredak Hall, San Jose, California

Year of Ox, the culture event will Feature Special Guest San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Keynote Speaker Mr. Kelvin So, Khmer Singing Contest Hosted by Samphet Khieu, Classical Skit/Fashion Show, Cultural Dance Performances, and Followed by Social Dance Accompanied by Miss Molyna and Mr. Samphet Khieu.

SAN JOSE, California. (April 10, 2009) – The Cambodian-American community of Santa Clara County will celebrate its 25th annual cultural New Year, year of the OX, on Saturday, April 11th, 2009 at the Napredak Hall, 770 Montague Expy, San Jose, 95131 from 6:00PM to midnight.

This year, the cultural ceremonies (DAY TIME FESTIVITIES) will be held at Wat Khmer San Jose, the San Jose Cambodia Buddhist Society, Inc. The day long community celebration will begin at 9:00 AM and lasts for several days with Buddhist monks in saffron robes chanting and performing the New Year’s Blessing ceremony. These daytime festivities provide an opportunity for everyone to participate in the rich cultural heritage of the Khmer people who have made a new home in this country. In addition, there will also be a host of vendors displaying their arts and crafts and other Cambodian-related products.

The evening cultural program (ONE EVENING FESTIVITIES) begins at 6:00 PM and will feature several performances of Khmer classical ballet and folk dance, classical and folk music, as well as modern performances. This year will also highlight, Khmer Singing Contest, special guest San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Keynote Speaker Mr. Kelvin So who is the role model of being very active in community, and a Classical Skit/Fashion Show.

Most importantly, the celebration of "Khmer New Year” is a symbol to remind us of our culture and heritage. The Cambodian New Year Festival showcases the richness of Cambodian life in our community. The treasured folk culture and history of Cambodia delight the senses in colorful display of art, music, and dance.

The cultural diversity in the Bay Area makes it one of the best places to live in the world. Cambodian-Americans are certainly significant pieces of that cultural tapestry. The preservation of the Cambodian culture is, therefore, vital. It is paramount not only to the collective community, but also to the Cambodian community, and the individual Cambodians themselves.

This is a time for joy, unity and friendship for the whole community and we would like to wish you a peaceful new year. Let's hope that next year will bring us a step closer to where we wanted to be and what we wished to achieve. This event will not be successful without the help of volunteers and sponsors.

About Cambodian New Year 2009 Committee:
This year the Cambodian community in Santa Clara County, in collaboration with the San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society (Wat Khmer San Jose ), the Santa Clara Cambodian Women Association, the Cambodian American Resource Agency, Cambodian Dance Troupe of San Jose, Cambodian School, and active community members, including volunteers and performers.

Miss Davy Chea - Co-Chair, Miss Kara Uy - Co-Chair,

Bilands Dy, Chamroen Yean, Channary Bill, Chanthoeun To, Charya Burt, Chhavy Nou, Colin Bill, Dara Kas (Yap), Freedman Ouk, Heng Sao, Jennifer Chan, Judi L Boun, Julie Dean, Kas Thon, Kelvin So, Keo Sarun, Kim Sreang Say, Kouern Seu, Layso Lor, Lee Anne C. Uch, Lena Y. Meas, Leslie Kim, Lillian Phannthay, Mony Khieu, Nepar Pen, Oulisany Chea, Perom Uch, Phalarine Yauy, Phillip Lim, Poev Halverson, Raline Von-Beulow, Ryan Robertson, Sambo Ouch, Sambun Boun, Sameth Lor, Savary Dean, Sivind Tep, Sokna Sar, Sokun Boun, Solida Chan, Sopheap Ngar, Sophy Saing, Sothy Prom, Sovandy Hang, Sucheali So, Tahry Ros, Thana Robertson, Thida Chhit, Vinita Kylin, Vuthy Meas

http://www.caraweb.org
http://www.WatKhmerSanJose.org

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Year of the Ox - 2009 at San Jose Bay Area

KHMER NEW YEAR is one of the major celebrations in Cambodian culture. It is based on
the lunar calendar, and is celebrated in mid-April. In San Jose Bay Area, the same ceremonies and activities are planned for and participated in. Even thousands of miles away from the land they were born in, Cambodians continue to honor and preserve their cultural heritage by sharing it with their children and new friends.

Cultural Ceremonies at Wat Khmer San Jose
the San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc. 840 Merveyn's Way, San Jose, Ca 95127.
When: Saturday, April 11th through Thursday, April 16th

The Buddhist monks and committee of Wat Khmer San Jose would like to invite you and your family to join Cambodian New Year (http://www.WatKhmerSanJose.org).

Cultural Event at Nepredak Hall - 770 Montague Expy, San Jose, 95131
Cambodian New Year Festival 2009 Committee
Chaired by Miss. Kara Uy & Miss Davy Chea
Cambodian Community of San Jose: San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc., Santa Clara County Cambodian Women’s Association, Cambodian American Resource Agency, San Jose Cambodian Cultural Dance Troupe, Cambodian Language School - http://www.caraweb.org/new_year/2009/
When: Saturday, April 11th @ 6pm - Midnight


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Sunday, April 5, 2009

KNY09 - Miss Molyna & Mr. Samphet Khieu

Cambodian New Year Festival 2009
Social Dance featuring:
Miss Molyna & Mr. Samphet Khieu

Cambodian New Year Festival Committee of San Jose Bay Area has been promoting many Khmer singers from unknown status to the most popular ones including: Im Sreypoeuv, Meas Somaly, Bopha Lor, Chaum Chorvin, Keo Pichchenda, and many more. This coming event, Davy and I would like to introduce you the new ones: Miss Molyna & Mr. Samphet Khieu.
>> If you are unable to view image, please click here <<
For more information:
Karay Uy, Co-Chair: kara.uy @ caraweb.org
Davy Chea, Co-Chair: davy.chea @ caraweb.org

>> Homepage of Cambodian New Year 2009 Festival << >> Khmer Singing Contest << >> Official Poster of Cambodian New Year 2009 Festival <<

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Submit a registration form - DO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING?

Submit a Registration Form


The Annual Cambodian New Year Celebration is the perfect occasion to showcase your talent to your friends, family and community.

HURRY, SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER TO AUDITION!
The deadline is fast approaching and we will be selecting the finalists soon.

To participate in the singing contest, interested contestants must submit a registration form and be available to audition before the show. If you are unable to download the forms, please contact us directly to give us your information via the telephone.

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The Khmer Singing Contest - Do you think you can sing?

The 2009 Khmer New Year Committee proudly presents


"THE KHMER SINGING CONTEST"

To be held on April 11, 2009 concurrently with the Cambodian New Year Celebration!


DO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING?
The Annual Cambodian New Year Celebration is the perfect occasion to showcase your talent to your friends, family and community.

HURRY, SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER TO AUDITION!
The deadline is fast approaching and we will be selecting the finalists soon.

To participate in the singing contest, interested contestants must submit a registration form and be available to audition before the show. If you are unable to download the forms, please contact us directly to give us your information via the telephone.

After each contestant’s performance, a panel of judges will evaluate based on vocal ability, stage presence/confidence, and other musical factors. Public/Audience participation is also encouraged.

The first place winner will be awarded with the GRAND PRIZE (Cash and other monetary value), be featured on Caraweb.org and other community websites, and an invitation to perform live during the social dance with our featured entertainers; Molyna and Samphet Khiev, accompanied by Starland Band.

So what are you waiting for? REGISTER TO AUDITION!

For further details on entry guidelines, terms and conditions or for further information visit the website http://www.caraweb.org/
Or contact the Chairpersons: Kara Uy (408) 628-3898
Davy Chea (408) 667-4015



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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cambodian New Year 2009 Festival - San Jose Bay Area

Cambodian New Year 2009 Festival
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Napradak Hall


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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cambodian New Year Festival 2009 Committee

Dear Community,

Everyone seems very busy and very cautious at the moment of the economic downturn. Even with our valuable time and very tight spare time, the local community of Santa Clara, in collaboration with the San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, the Santa Clara Cambodian Women Association, the Cambodian American Resource Agency and active community members, still enables to form Cambodian New Year Festival 2009 (CNYF-09) committee in preparing and planning for the celebration of the coming "Year of The Ox 2553 B.E."

On behalf of the local community, I would like to congratulate Ms. Kara Uy and Ms. Davy Chea for accepting the nomination and voluntarily taking the role of the Chairwomen of CNYF-09 committee. Co-Chairs, Ms. Uy and Ms. Chea with their team, have been preparing their plan quietly and actively since December of 2008. Lots of progress have been made and will be announced soon. If you would like to join the team, please contact our Co-Chairs, kara.uy @ caraweb.org or davy.chea @ caraweb.org

This year, CNYF-09 will be celebrated on Saturday, April 11th, 2009. The morning program, Cultural Ceremony, will be celebrated at the San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc. (Wat Khmer San Jose). The evening program will be at the Napradak Hall, 770 Montague Expy, San Jose, 95131 and features:
  • Khmer Talent Show
  • Fashion Show
  • Cultural Performance
  • Social Dance
More update will be on http://www.caraweb.org/press

Wat Khmer San Jose
Under the leadership of Mr. Van Chek, President of Wat Khmer San Jose, the team of the temple renovation have been making their efforts to project that the temple should be ready by April for Cambodian New Year. Also, this is to inform local community that the new URL of the website is changed to http://www.WatKhmerSanJose.org More updated is on the way.

Cambodia New Year Festival 2009 Committee
Ms. Kara Uy - Co-Chair
Ms. Davy Chea - Co-Chair
Phillip Lim, Kelvin So, Van Chek, Channary Bill, Sovandy Heng, Thana Kong, Tahry Ros, Nepar Penn, Bun So, Paul Tun, Layso Lor, Sameth Lor, Perom Uch, Franliny Khuon, Jennifer Chan, Peter Chan, Chamroeun Yean, Vinita Kylin, Leslie Kim, Savary Dean, Raline Von-Below, Chanthoeun To, and many more.

Ms. Davy Chea, Co-Chair
Ms. Chea joined CARA in August of 1999. She has also been a part of the dance troupe as a volunteer dancer. She comes from a long history of community service taking after her father who worked with Wat Khmer San Jose until 1998. She was the former President, former Vice President, and former Treasurer of the Independence High School Cambodian Club. She was rewarded with, "CARA Award" for her outstanding work in the community.
Ms. Kara Uy, Co-Chair
Ms. Uy is an active volunteer to organizations that believe in positive change, including acting as a board of director for Santa Clara County Cambodian Women's Association. One of her greatest attributes is her dedication to the community. For almost a decade, she has been a Domestic Violence Family Advocate at Asian American's for Community Involvement. Kara’s creative endeavors include photography, music, writing and entrepreneurialism.


Best regards,
Chanthoeun To

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy New Year, Year of the Rat, 2552 B.E.!!!

Happy New Year, Year of the Rat, 2552 B.E.!!!
Wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous Khmer New Year
"Saum Choun Por Teing Praim Prakar Koeu: Ayu, Vannak, Sokhak, Polak, noeung Badekpheanak"

Cambodian New Year Festival 2008 - Bay Area - North California

Saturday, April 12, 2008 (8am - Midnight)
Milpitas Community Center, 457 E. Calaveras Bvld, Milpitas, Ca 95035
- Morning: 8:30am - 1pm: Cultural Ceremony by Watt Khmer San Jose
- Evening: 5:30pm - Midnight
($20/person donated to community event)

  • Guest Speakers (San Jose Vice Mayor, Milpitas Mayor, Rep. of US Congress)

  • Cultural Performance

  • Fashion Show

  • Social Dance - Seak Meas Band & Miss Lor Bopha



Sunday - Monday - Tuesday, April 13, 14, 15, 2008
Watt Khmer San Jose: 840 Mervyn's Way, San Jose, Ca 95127
- 9am - 6pm: Mound up the sand, homage, offering food to monk....

Program of Watt Khmer San Jose

Video Clip of Event Sponsors:

Khmer Horoscope - Year of the Rat (in Khmer):

Poster of Cambodian New Year Cultural Festival 2008:

Description of Cultural Performance and Fashion Show:

Brief of Khmer New Year Festival:

Cambodian New Year 2008 Evening Program - April 12, 2008

All the Best Wishes!

Chanthoeun To & Miss Kara Uy
Cambodian New Year Festival Committee 2008
Cambodian-American community of Santa Clara County
http://www.caraweb.org/new_year/2008/

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Thanks to All Sponsors of Cambodian New Year Festival

Dear Community,

Based on the U.S. Census 2000, Cambodian-American population in the Bay Area - San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose - totaled approximately 10,500, but mostly concentrated in Oakland and San Jose. Among those in the region celebrating Cambodian New Year Festival 2008 are doctors, lawyers, engineers, college professors, teachers, small business owners, CEO/president of corporation, and military officers. This represents a small but integral part of society.

GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY

Many contribute their talents and their times to organize and coordinate during event planning and preparation. Others contribute financial by taking part as event sponsors. This year the San Jose Cambodian Cultural Dance Troupe will be collaborating with Khmer Angkor Dance Troupe from Oakland to put a full schedule performance during the evening program. And for the first time, the evening entertainment will include traditional Cambodian ensembles from Angkor era apparel to modern fashion.

On behalf of the Cambodian New Year Festival Committee 2008, we would like to thank all of the sponsors for their financial support of the Cambodian New Year Festival 2008.

Best Regards,

Co-Chairs Mr. Chanthoeun To & Miss. Kara Uy

PERFORMANCE ARTS GRANTS BY:

Arts Council Silicon Valley
http://www.artscouncil.org

Farrington Historical Foundation
http://www.farringtonfoundation.org

Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose
http://www.sanjoseculture.org/


MAJOR SPONSOR:

Dr. Darith S. Khay Family Clinic
696 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 103, San Jose, Ca 95112


PREMIER SPONSORS:

Angkor Collision
1695 Angela St., San Jose, Ca 95125

Gardner Family Care Corporation
408-938-2137

Dr. Sovathana Khuong, Chiropractic
42 Race St., San Jose, Ca 95126
http://www.evchiro.com

Lucky Jewelry
2471 Alvin Ave., San Jose, Ca 95121


SPECIAL SPONSORS:

Dr. Steven Kas & Associates Optometry
5710 Cahalan Ave., Bldg. 2, San Jose, Ca 95123
http://www.kasod.com/

Farmers Insurance - Bodavy Boun, Agent
556 N. First St., #102, San Jose, Ca 95112

Sambath Boun's Accounting Services
408-394-8537


GOLD SPONSORS:

Arnold & Wilson, DDS
2930 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley
http://www.drhappytooth.com/

Quick Stop Market - Sopheap Ngar
1510 Mt. Pleasant Dr., #7094, San Jose, Ca 95127

Chez Sovan Restaurant
2425 South Bascom Ave. San Jose, Ca

Asian Pacific Family Resource Center
625 Wool Creek Dr., Suite F, San Jose, Ca 95112

Realty World – San Trinh
408-509-3889

Grand Fortune Restaurant
4100 Monterey Rd. San Jose, Ca 95111

Denise's Donut
4138 Monterey Rd. San Jose, Ca 95111

Mekong Jewelry
1954 Aborn Rd. San Jose, Ca 95121

Golden Jewelry & Gift Shop
2355-10 Mckee Rd. San Jose, Ca 95116

VV's Hardwood Floor
408-313-5350

Daily Donuts & Sandwiches
505 South Pastoria Ave. Sunnyvale, Ca 94086

Daily Donuts & Sandwiches
408 North Fair Oaks Ave. Sunnyvale, Ca 94085

Asian Market
2001 Story Rd. #500, San Jose, Ca 95122

Sonora Press, Inc.
http://www.sonorapress.biz

Costco Wholesale Corporation
http://www.costco.com


FASHION SHOW SPONSORS:

Banteay Srey Khmer Wedding Boutique
2430 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, Ca 90804

Darany's Fashion
2201 Anahaim St., 102, Long Beach, Ca 90804

Remtek Entrepreneur
Myspace.com/remtek

Lilies Hair Studios
330 S. Third St. San Jose, Ca. Tel: 408-885-1737
http://www.lilieshairstudios.com/

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Friday, April 4, 2008

CAMBODIAN-AMERICANS CELEBRATE CULTURAL NEW YEAR IN GRAND STYLE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2008 AT MILPITAS COMMUNITY CENTER.

CAMBODIAN-AMERICANS CELEBRATE CULTURAL NEW YEAR IN GRAND STYLE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2008 AT MILPITAS COMMUNITY CENTER.

This Year of Rat Will Feature Blessings by Buddhist Monks, Special Guests Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteve, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Keynote Speaker, Fashion Show, Cultural Dance Performances, and Followed by Social Dance Accompanied by Miss Lor Bopha, Miss Asian American Pageant.

SAN JOSE, California. (March 15, 2008) – The Cambodian-American community of Santa Clara County will celebrate its 24th annual cultural New Year, year of the RAT, on Saturday, April 12th, 2005 at the Milpitas Community Center, 457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 from 9:00 AM to midnight. Typically, the New Year’s celebration lasts for three days, but we will be sponsoring this event for one fun-filled day of excitement.

In the previous years, where the public was warmly welcomed, thousands of people attended this holiday observance featuring blessings by Buddhist monks, traditional new year’s games, cultural dance performances, and social dance.

This year the day long community celebration will begin at 9:00 AM with Buddhist monks in saffron robes chanting and performing the New Year’s Blessing ceremony. These daytime festivities provide an opportunity for everyone to participate in the rich cultural heritage of the Khmer people who have made a new home in this country .In addition, there will also be a host of vendors displaying their arts and crafts and other Cambodian-related products.

The evening cultural program begins at 5:30 PM and will feature several performances of Khmer classical ballet and folk dance, classical and folk music, as well as modern performances. This year will also highlight special guests Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteve, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, and a fashion show incorporating a more modern flare.

The morning and afternoon festivities are free, however, contributions are requested at the door starting at 4:30 PM and thereafter. There is no contribution requested for children ages 9 and younger.

Most importantly, the celebration of "Khmer New Year" is a symbol to remind us of our culture and heritage. The Cambodian New Year Festival showcases the richness of Cambodian life in our community. The treasured folk culture and history of Cambodia delight the senses in colorful display of art, music, and dance.
The cultural diversity in the Bay Area makes it one of the best places to live in the world. Cambodian-Americans are certainly significant pieces of that cultural tapestry. The preservation of the Cambodian culture is, therefore, vital. It is paramount not only to the collective community, but also to the Cambodian community, and the individual Cambodians themselves.

This is a time for joy, unity and friendship for the whole community and we would like to wish you a peaceful new year. Let's hope that next year will bring us a step closer to where we wanted to be and what we wished to achieve. This event will not be successful without the help of volunteers and sponsors.

About Us:
This year the Cambodian community in Santa Clara County, in collaboration with the San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, the Santa Clara Cambodian Women Association, the Cambodian American Resource Agency, Cambodian Dance Troupe of San Jose, Cambodian School, Cultural Dance Group of Oakland, and active community members, has 180 members including volunteers and performers:
Chanthoeun To - Co-Chairperson, Miss Kara Uy - Co-Chairperson, Phillip Lim, Chamroeun Yean, Jennifer Chan, Franliny Khuon, Van Chek, Nepar Penn, Bun So, Kelvin So, Peter Chan, Promoul Ban, Vearday Chea, Vinita Kylin, Paul Tun, Davy Chea, Perom Uch, Channary Bill, Leslie Kim, Tahry Ros, Sambun Boun, Sovandy Hang, Keo Yim, and more...

To learn more about our sponsors.

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Announce New Year Committee

Announce Cambodian New Year Festival and 2008 Committee

Dear Community

On behalf of the Cambodian community in the Santa Clara County, we would like to announce the commencement of the Community Khmer New Year 2008 Committee (CKNY-08 Committee). Every year the local Cambodian community comes together to plan and prepare for the annual Khmer New Year Celebration around mid April the following year. Everyone is welcomed to join!

This year the Cambodian community, in collaboration with the San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, the Santa Clara Cambodian Women Association, the Cambodian American Resource Agency and active community members, will be celebrating the coming “Year of The Rat 2552 B.E.” featuring:

» Morning Program (8am - noon): Cultural Ceremony
» Evening Program (4pm - midnight):
• Fashion Show Featuring American-Cambodian Styles
• Cultural Performance by San Jose Group & Oakland Group
• Social Dance with popular singers
• More...

Please contact newyearcaraweb.org, if you think:
• you can be a model for the Fashion Show;
• you can dance for the cultural performance;
• you would like join CKNY-08 Committee.

CKNY-08's Committee meets on Friday evening byweekly (6:30pm - 8:30pm). Because of the holiday season, we will meet again on Janaury 25, 2008 at Asian Pacific Family Resource Center: Room #1: 625 Wool Creek Dr., #F, San Jose, Ca 95112

Go to the page of Cambodian New Year Festival 2008 for more info

On behalf of CKNY-08's Committee, we would like to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Best regards,

Mr. Chanthoeun To, Co-Chairperson
Mr. Chanthoeun To
Co-Chairperson

Miss Kara Uy, Co-Chairperson
Miss Kara Uy
Co-Chairperson

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