13 February 2010

A Cambodian Chinese New Year Burn-Off

Replica red and gold paper money was burnt in small tin buckets outside the front gates of residences throughout Phnom Penh, today.

My neighbour told me it is a good sign if the burning smoke blows inside the house. This means that the good luck is wafting into the house, and not being lost by drifting down street.

The Phnom Penh wind was blowing in the right direction for many today as I saw many lucky - if somewhat smokey -living rooms.

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