Friday, April 12, 2024

Cambodia’s Large Puppet Parade: A inventive neighborhood occasion


This 12 months’s occasion was held on 24 February with the theme of dinosaurs. 

9 large dinosaurs had been paraded by means of the streets of Siem Reap by kids and youth whereas greater than 10,000 spectators cheered them on.  Music, performances and different inventive actions added to the festive ambiance.

One in every of these large puppets was supported by EXO, together with CAMDMC, a collective of DMCs working to assist native, moral occasions. The group contributed $2500 to offer the supplies wanted for the youth to construct an enormous Dilophosaurus dinosaur puppet.

Marcel van der Zwaag, EXO Cambodia GM, explains, ‘It was wonderful to see the neighborhood coming collectively for this occasion. Hundreds of individuals had been on the streets and seeing the dinosaurs with artists and musicians bringing the parade to life’. 

‘We love supporting such initiatives that drive and promote creativity for the native communities’, he continues, ‘and provide a very totally different expertise for all travellers which can be lucky sufficient to witness and take part’.

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