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Text Box: The Water Festival is an exciting three day  annual event that commemorates an ancient Khmer victory over one of its enemies.  This colorful festival brings thousand of villagers into the small town of Battambang. Like festivals in the U.S there is plenty of food and venders to sell you something.  Next month the winner of the local boat race will compete in the capital of Phnom Penh where over a million will gather. There is a spiritual aspect to this festival when the locals place hand made "boats" into the river with candles to represent spirits of  dead relatives who are released into the next life. Most locals see the festival as simply a holiday to enjoy friends and family. 





























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