PHNOM PENH, Sept. 19 (FN) — Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Monday that the country will restart its annual three-day Water Festival this year after last year's cancellation due to low water levels.
This year's festival will be celebrated on Nov. 13, 14 and 15.
"Boat racing will be held on schedule this year," he said during a graduation ceremony at the Panha Chiet University here.
Water Festival is the biggest annual festival in this Southeast Asian nation, that sees hundreds of thousands of people from across the Kingdom travelling to capital Phnom Penh to enjoy boat races, to be held on Tonle Sap River in front of the Royal Palace.
On that occasion, besides watching the regatta at daytime, the festival-goers can enjoy the procession of illuminated floats and fireworks over the river at nighttime.
The 2014 festival attracted more than 1 million Cambodian revellers from various provinces throughout the country.