Phnom Penh: On the morning of May 20, 2019, at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center the National Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Cambodian genocide was marked with the participation of of 207 monks to give honor to the ancestors and the people who died during the regime.
20 May What is National Memorial Day?
May 20 is the “National Memorial Day” commemorating victims and suffering from crimes that occurred during Pol Pot’s Genocidal Regime (April 17, 1975-January 6, 1979).
The purpose of the National Memorial Day is to commemorate a memorial and funeral rites for over 3 million (*disputed) dead infrom the brutal Pol Pot regime.
It should be remembered that May 20 memorable day is called “Day of Anger/Rage”. This day was first celebrated by the Congress of the People’s Republic of Kampuchea in 1983.
The “National Memorial Day” has only recently been designated by the Royal Government of Cambodia as a national day.
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) organized this morning’s National Memorial Day with a total of 207 monks commemorating the anniversary at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center in Cheung Ek Commune, Khan Dangkor on May 20, attended by leaders of Phnom Penh and senior CPP officials.