Didn’t make it home for Mardi Gras yet again, but this year I was able to see this. ***if blood makes you squeamish, then this will not be one of your favorite sets***
Chinese-Khmer belief where Shamans are possessed by a revered Chinese Grandfather Spirit which makes them oblivious to pain. They then cut their tongues and then lick pieces of paper which people buy for good luck & fortune. Also saw them wipe blood on small flags and even spit directly onto people. Celebrated around 2 weeks after Chinese New Year in conjunction with the Full Moon.
Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) Special Force Airborne 911 Brigade firing105-mm shells from 12 Howitzer artillery guns over the Tonle Sap River with synchronized fireworks in honor of King-Father Norodom Sihanouk Cremation Day.
“A 14-year-old girl was shot dead this morning by heavily armed officials who opened fire on a group of about 1,000 families they were sent to evict in Kratie province, military police have confirmed.”