Christmas in Cambodia: Children dressed as Santa Claus

One of the most magical things about Christmas in Cambodia is the local tradition of dressing children up as Santa Claus. (One of the others is the tendency of Cambodians to say “Happy Merry Christmas” to foreigners around this time of year.)

The origins of said tradition are unclear, but what is sadly obvious is that as Cambodia becomes more developed and its people more urbane, the practice is starting to fade away. So if you see a toddler dressed up like Mrs. Claus this year, be sure to wish her a happy merry Christmas.

Happy merry Christmas from your pals at Move to Cambodia!

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