• Short Summary

    IN CAMBODIA IT'S THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY AND IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCIAL CITY OF STUNG TRENG THE CENTURIES-OLD CUSTOM OF PLOUGHING THE FIRST FURROW IN THE SACRED FESTIVAL OF WORK.

  • Description

    IN CAMBODIA IT'S THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY AND IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCIAL CITY OF STUNG TRENG THE CENTURIES-OLD CUSTOM OF PLOUGHING THE FIRST FURROW IN THE SACRED FESTIVAL OF WORK.

    IT WAS ATTENDED BY PRINCE SIHANOUK, THE CAMBODIAN HEAD OF STATE, AND HIS NIECE, PRINCESS BOPHANY.

    THIS IS THE TIME OF THE YEAR THAT THE CAMBODIAN PEASANTS AND FARMERS BEGIN TO PLANT THEIR RICE CROPS IN THE RICH FERTILE PADDY FIELDS THAT MAKE UP MOST OF THE NATION'S ARABLE FARM LAND.

    EACH YEAR CAMBODIA PUTS MORE ACROSS UNDER RICE CULTIVATION AND IN THE PAST DECADE HAS NEARLY DOUBLED ITS RICE YIELD, WHICH NOW STANDS AT NEARLY 2 AND A HALF MILLION TONS.

    THE CEREMONY IS A RELIGIOUS ONE WITH MONKS AND PRIESTS TAKING A PROMINENT PART, INVOKING THE SPIRIT OF THE GODS FOR A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA2CPL2PWSSZ403GUMSOYQD4DX
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2CPL2PWSSZ403GUMSOYQD4DX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1956
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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