When I was in Cambodia, I was told that most Cambodians don't celebrate their birthdays ... particularly those in rural areas. However, I purchased the above card from a street vendor for Sara's birthday and was told that cards were mostly for foreigners.
I stumbled across Khem Vansinin's blog entry about her birthday party. So, I want to ask again - how do, if at all, Cambodians in Cambodia celebrate their birthdays?
How do you say the word birthday in Cambodia? What customs or songs are sung? Do you have parties?
In the US, we get a cake with candles that we blow out. We might have a party and get presents.
I want to know because it's my birthday today!