Cambodian Halloween

In the 1990s Cambodians had never heard of Halloween, much less Halloween American-style. October was for celebrating the Moon Goddess and the Autumn Festival. Occasionally, they got to enjoy the Double Nine ceremony—but not Halloween. Cambodians are a superstitious lot, and you could scare any six- to eighty-year-old into a fright with low-hissing “ewwws” and …