Now entering its 11th year, The Giant Puppet Parade Fosters an important sense of community building and establishes teamwork amongst artist, children and the community of Siem Reap.
Giant puppets are created by children and include unique educational, cultural or ecological themes such as road safety, endangered species, hygiene, local cultural appreciation and environmental awareness.
Established in 2007 with just over 200 children participating in the inaugural parade, the project has more than doubled in size. In 2016, nearly 600 children from numerous local schools, NGO’s, community centres and communities participated in designing these puppets.
Under the guidance of artists from Phare Ponleu Selapak and Battambang, over 600 children participate in fun and creative workshops, which are designed to charge and encourage the imaginations of the children. During the course of the workshops the children’s enthusiasm grows until it bursts onto the streets of Siem Reap with over 20,000 Cambodians participating in a parade.
JOIN US ON Saturday February 18th 2017 TO EXPERIENCE THIS WONDERFUL COMMUNITY EVENT.