Before the festival, Khmer people have to prepare very carefully in terms of cuisine, dress and housing. Children have new clothes for New Year day.
Each family redecorates the Buddhist altar, the house (both inside and outside). The daily work is temporarily stopped. People believe that there is a Mr. Fairy named Teveda who is in charge of taking care of their daily life for the term of one year. When a year ends, there will be another Teveda to take care of their daily life. That’s the reason they perform the ceremony.