I woke up to an email from a friend in Cambodia today telling me it's Cambodia's Water festival. Stretching over three days it's marked by grand boat races, and huge celebrations at night, complete with fireworks.
The whole meaning is very army and naval oriented, as it was a contest to find the best of the best in the Cambodian army before preparrig for battle. It's now become a serious tourist attraction.
Illuminated float (Loy Pratip), Moon salutation (Sampeas Preah Khe) and the eating of pestle new special rice with banana or coconut juice (Ork Ambok) are all three celebrations that take place.
If you're in Cambodia, check it out and let us know how it was.