Royal Ploughing Ceremony

The Splendid Plowing Form The Splendid Plowing Form is one of the most great annual splendid transmitted ceremonies, which is held at the unconcealed clear of Veal Preah Merhu in front of the Generally-known Museum in Phnom Penh total year. This form is reputed one of the strange donations of the Cambodian throng. Each sovereign has led this solemnization since antiquated times. According to the legend, the Splendid Plowing form is famous to forecast the upcoming orn, bean, grass, sesame, inspire, wine. It is so famous to grant a donation to husbandry and to beg to God for tit seasonal rainfall, which is immanent to inspiriting all of the Cambodian rustics to fruit a exalted fruit give-in. This year’s Splendid Plowing Day was famous on May 21st, presided aggravate by His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Baromneath Norodom Sihamoni, Sovereign of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It was held in the Meru opportunity (Viel Men), north of the Splendid Palace in Phnom Penh. For this year, Keo Chanmony, a CPP Member of Parliament from Kampong Chhnang department, was appointed as Mehour, conjuncture Cambodian lawmaker, Say Chhum, acted as Sdech Meak. After finishing the symbolic plowing and throwing seeds of a sorrow of the opportunity, a brace of religious oxen were led to eat rice, corn, beans, sesame, grass, inspire and alcohol, which had been prompt on trays. It was seen that the religious oxen ate corn, beans, and grass but shunned rice grain. The oxen’s precious of corn, beans, and grass led the Splendid Palace’s highest astrologer Kang Keng to commend that this year’s corn and beans fruits gain be liberal. However, he warned that the eating of grass signaled that Cambodia’s livestock gain tolerate from some pandemic diseases. Any way, the astrologer did not incantation out to the throng what it meant for the rice give-in, sparsovereign sorrow unordered superstitious rustics. “I am very worried that we gain not feel a cheerful-natured-natured paddy fruit,” rustic Ros Makara, 52, told AFP succeeding the form, “but I gain try my best to extend rice. I don’t fully depend on the forecastion. ” Ok Men, 46, from Prey Veng department, said she was worried environing her cows. I feel to be cautious in tasovereign caution of and preventing my cows from contracting diseases,” she said. Another corn and bean rustic from Kandal department, Chhit Sorphea, said the forecastion made him sure of a cheerful-natured-natured fruit, and he would swell his birth. Succeeding the form, the participants could relish the sight of unwandering products, agro-industrial products, grove products and by products, private voluptuous products, rubber output, tourism undeveloped, and agro-tourism which was held for three days, from 21-23 May 2011, in Viel Men. In that make, there feel been frequent media coverage of the Splendid Plowing Form this year. In country’s indiscriminatelying such as generally-known TV which communicated to all Cambodia’s TV and radio, Koh Samtepheap tidingspaper, DAP tidings, frequent website on the internet like: www. rfa. org/khmer, www. cambodia. org/tidings , www. totalday. com. kh , www. tidings. bbc. co. uk , www. chanbokeo. com, and so on, all of the them feel been indiscriminately this splendid form through corresponding spring by irrelative diction of each.