The Year of the Pig came to El Dorado Park Saturday.
This marked the 27th year the Cambodian New Year celebration has been at the Long Beach park, said Monorom Neth, president of the Cambodian Coordinating Council.
“We’ll probably get more than 5,000 people here today,” Neth said. “It’s the biggest Cambodian festival in the country.
That’s not surprising because Long Beach has more people of Cambodian descent than anywhere in the world outside of Cambodia.
Many of the visitors were wearing shirts emblazoned with an elegant pig.
“She’s a flying golden pig who can dance a conga line and do the limbo,” said Neth (tongue firmly in cheek.)
In Cambodian culture the animal of the year is usually female.
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