President Message: Khmer New Year 2016
Greeting to all of you. Happy Khmer New Year! During this joyous time, on behalf of the Cambodian Community Day (CCD) Board of Directors and members, I would like to wish you happiness, prosperity, and good health in the year to come. This year, we have the pleasure to bring you a show that depicts the livelihood of the Khmer people in a village in the old days, the process of building a temple during the Angkor era and the majesty of a day at the royal palace. Those activities will be depicted in a performance that includes a fashion show and dances. CCD is a 501(c)(3) organization established to present, promote and preserve Cambodian culture. CCD seeks to integrate Khmer culture into American society to ensure the continuation of Cambodian cultural heritage, especially among Cambodian-American youth. We also work to strengthen Cambodian voices, empower Cambodian communities, bridge distances, heal rifts and build bonds among Khmers and other ethnic groups. We are producing a show that bears a cultural and educational value. The show is presented in different forms such as Yee Kaeh type (Mak Theung, Mear Yeung) or Lakhon Bassac type. We believe that these types of traditional entertainment are deemed to be extinct or less important currently in Cambodia and elsewhere. As Khmers, we should do everything to preserve them. And that is what we do. Many thanks to all the volunteers who over the years have helped to make a difference in the Khmer community. Please continue to support us.