Cambodia is a country that has a lot of ceremonies. Three types of ceremony are held: religious, national and royal. The Ploughing Ceremony is one of the royal ceremonies. This major festival is held once a year at the middle of the beginning rainy season during May, in the middle of the Khmer month of Pisak. At this important time, the King expresses his ideas about the development of the country. The festival is celebrated over four days, but the final day is the most important.
The royal cattles that are used in the ceremony are chosen very carefully. Their colors must be black or white and before the ceremony they are decorated in a traditional way so that they look very beautiful. The person who does the ploughing is also very important. In previous time, the King did the task himself, but nowadays he is replaced by a member of the Royal Family or the Royal place. This person who is appointed by the King called the “Sdech Meak” .