Date(s) - 19/02/2019
Said to celebrate the arrival of the full moon, Meak Bochea Day is considered the perfect day to make merit and reflect on past sins. This auspicious day is labelled as one of the country’s important public holidays and is observed with the arrival of the full moon on the third month of the Khmer calendar.
Meak Bochea aligns with the final sermon of the Lord Buddha given to its disciples – a day of commemoration that highlights three of its main principles: ceasing from all evil, doing only what is good, and cleansing the mind.
Temples in Cambodia will be filled with devout Buddhist and those seeking means to pay respect or wash away their sins from previous wrong-doing, to adhere to all of the Buddha’s commands.