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Choul Chnam Thmey or ‘enter the new year’ Cambodian style in Stockton

Held each year at the Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple in Southeast Stockton, the Cambodian new year celebration draws visitors from across California.

STOCKTON, Calif. — The new year is just beginning for Cambodians. And Stockton, which has a large Cambodian population, is celebrating the Cambodian new year with a three-day festival.

“This is the Cambodian new year. So, we get together as Cambodians or any other races that…want to come and enjoy the Cambodian new year, also,” said Monk Sophorn Dy.
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