Cambodia’s First Kindness Festival Gets Underway

The first annual Kindness Festival Cambodia is well underway and is proving popular in Siem Reap.

The aim of the five-day festival is to create an environment where empowered learning, youth activations, wellness practices, spiritual transformation and immersion into kindness and compassion are accessible to all.

The festival, which started on Dec. 4 and runs until Dec. 9, celebrates a range of arts through a series of performances, including sacred music and dance, a family youth hip hop dance battle, community service projects, yoga, health and wellness and a robust curriculum designed to inspire personal growth and transformation.

Attendees can engage in varied rituals, potentially lost music exchanges with elders and youth, lectures, dance, meditation, art, wellness treatments, communal celebrations, Cambodian ceremonies, films, visits to sacred sites and inspiring talks from spiritual and community leaders, and other special events too.

Classes and lectures take place at the Svay Dang Kom Pagoda in Siem Reap. Local partner properties include Botanic Villa, Soul Train Raggie Station, Tangram Farm to Table, Angkor Wat and Trakiet School and community.

Local NGOs and vendors are invited to participate in the Festival as a means to bolster overall Festival offerings, market their mission and personnel, and to reinforce the extraordinary diversity in Cambodia.

Kindness Festival is a social enterprise, with 20 percent of profits donated to local NGOs.

For information on the festival and events, visit www.kindnessfestival.org.