Cambodia Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

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DateDayHoliday
January 2017
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian New Year
7 JanSatVictory Over Genocide Day - This national holiday was established to commemorate the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979
February 2017
11 FebSatMeak Bochea Day - Commemorate the spontaneous gathering of monks to listen to the Buddha's preaching. Date Varies depending on the Lunar Cycle
March 2017
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day - Commemorate the brave history of women around the world
April 2017
14 AprFriKhmer New Year Day - First day of Cambodian New Year. Considered to be the most important festival on the calendar. 3 days celebration.
15 AprSatKhmer New Year Holiday - Second day of Cambodian New Year
16 AprSunKhmer New Year Holiday - Third day of Cambodian New Year
May 2017
1 MayMonInternational Labour Day - Established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers
10 MayWedVisak Bochea Day - Buddhist observance commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha
13 MaySatKing Sihamoni's Birthday - Celebrate the birthday of HM King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14, 1953. Three days celebration.
14 MaySunRoyal Ploughing Ceremony - This national holiday corresponds to the start of the planting season. It also called Lehtun Mingala, or Mingala Ledaw.
14 MaySunKing's Birthday Holiday
15 MayMonKing's Birthday Holiday
June 2017
1 JunThursInternational Children's Day - Celebrate the memorial and try to keep the children safe
18 JunSunKing's Mother Birthday - Celebrate the birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Monineath on June 18, 1936.
September 2017
19 SeptTueAncestors Day or Pchum Ben Festival - Holiday for buddhist to pay their respects to deceased relatives by cooking meals for monks and making offerings to the "ghost" of deceased relatives.
20 SeptWedAncestors Day or Pchum Ben Festival
21 SeptThursAncestors Day or Pchum Ben Festival
24 SeptSunConstitutional Day - Celebrate the signing of the Cambodian constitution by King Sihanouk
October 2017
15 OctSunKing Father's Commemoration Day - Commemoration Day to the Royal Soul of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preahmahaviraksat, King-Father of the Cambodian National Independence, Territorial Integrity and Unity on October 15, 2012
23 OctMonParis Peace Agreements Day - Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
29 OctSunKing's Coronation Day - Commemorate the coronation of HM King Norodom Sihamoni. HM King Sihamoni ascended the throne to succeed his father, Father King Norodom Sihanouk, on October 29, 2004
November 2017
2 NovThursWater Festival - Commemorate ancient Cambodian navy soldiers under King Jayavarman VII during the Khmer Empire. Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
3 NovFriWater Festival Holiday
4 NovSatWater Festival Holiday
9 NovThursIndependence Day - Celebrate Cambodia's independence from France in 1953
December 2017
10 DecSunInternational Human Rights Day - Commemorate the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
7 JanTueVictory Over Genocide Day
14 FebFriMeak Bochea Day
10 MarMonInternational Women's Day (observed)
14 AprMonKhmer New Year Day - First day of Cambodian New Year
15 AprTueKhmer New Year Holiday - Second day of Cambodian New Year
16 AprWedKhmer New Year Holiday - Third day of Cambodian New Year
1 MayThursLabour Day
13 MayTueVisak Bochea Day - Birth of Buddha
13 MayTueKing's Birthday - HM King Norodom Sihamoni was born on May 14, 1953
14 MayWedKing's Birthday Holiday
15 MayThursKing's Birthday Holiday
17 MarSatRoyal Plowing Ceremony
2 JunMonChildren's Day (observed) - International and Cambodian Children's Day
18 JunWedKing's Mother Birthday - Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was born on June 18, 1936.
22 OctMonAncestors Day - A Buddhist holiday dedicated to honouring deceased relatives
23 OctTueAncestors Day Holiday
24 OctWedConstitutional Day
15 OctWedCommemoration Day of King's Father - HM Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012
23 OctThursParis Peace Agreements Day - Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
29 OctWedKing's Coronation Day
5 NovWedWater Festival Ceremony - Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
6 NovThursWater Festival Ceremony Holiday
7 NovFriWater Festival Ceremony Holiday
10 NovMonIndependence Day (observed)
10 DecWedInternational Human Rights Day - Marks the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
7 JanWedVictory Over Genocide Day
3 FebTueMeak Bochea Day
9 MarMonInternational Women's Day (observed)
14 AprTueKhmer New Year Day - First day of Cambodian New Year
15 AprWedKhmer New Year Holiday - Second day of Cambodian New Year
16 AprThursKhmer New Year Holiday - Third day of Cambodian New Year
1 MayFriLabour Day
3 MaySunVisak Bochea Day - Birth of Buddha
4 MayMonVisak Bochea Holiday
7 MayThursRoyal Plowing Ceremony
13 MayWedKing's Birthday - HM King Norodom Sihamoni was born on May 14, 1953
14 MayThursKing's Birthday Holiday
15 MayFriKing's Birthday Holiday
1 JunMonChildren's Day - International and Cambodian Children's Day
18 JunThursKing's Mother Birthday - Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was born on June 18, 1936.
19 JunFriPublic Holiday - Day of mourning for former President Chea Sim
24 SeptThursConstitutional Day
11 OctSunAncestors Day - A Buddhist holiday dedicated to honouring deceased relatives
12 OctMonAncestors Day Holiday
13 OctTueAncestors Day Holiday
15 OctThursCommemoration Day of King's Father - HM Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012
23 OctFriParis Peace Agreements Day - Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
29 OctThursKing's Coronation Day
9 NovMonIndependence Day - Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953
24 NovTueWater Festival Ceremony - Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
25 NovWedWater Festival Ceremony Holiday
26 NovThursWater Festival Ceremony Holiday
10 DecThursInternational Human Rights Day - Marks the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
7 JanThursVictory Over Genocide Day
22 FebMonMeak Bochea Day
8 MarTueInternational Women's Day (observed)
13 AprWedKhmer New Year Day - First day of Cambodian New Year
14 AprThursKhmer New Year Holiday - Second day of Cambodian New Year
15 AprFriKhmer New Year Holiday - Third day of Cambodian New Year
16 AprSatKhmer New Year Holiday - Third day of Cambodian New Year
1 MaySunLabour Day
13 MayFriKing's Birthday - HM King Norodom Sihamoni was born on May 14, 1953
14 MaySatKing's Birthday Holiday
15 MaySunKing's Birthday Holiday
20 MayFriVisak Bochea Day - Birth of Buddha
24 MayTueRoyal Plowing Ceremony
1 JunWedChildren's Day - International and Cambodian Children's Day
18 JunSatKing's Mother Birthday (observed) - Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was born on June 18, 1936.
24 SeptSatConstitutional Day
30 SeptFriAncestors Day - A Buddhist holiday dedicated to honouring deceased relatives
1 OctSatAncestors Day Holiday
2 OctSunAncestors Day Holiday
15 OctSatCommemoration Day of King's Father - HM Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012
23 OctSunParis Peace Agreements Day - Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
29 OctOctKing's Coronation Day
9 NovWedIndependence Day - Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953
13 NovSunWater Festival Ceremony - Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
14 NovMonWater Festival Ceremony Holiday
15 NovTueWater Festival Ceremony Holiday
10 DecSatInternational Human Rights Day - Marks the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

DateDayHoliday
January 2017
1 JanMonNew Year's Day - Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian New Year
7 JanSunVictory Over Genocide Day - This national holiday was established to commemorate the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979
March 2017
1 MarThursMeak Bochea Day - Commemorate the spontaneous gathering of monks to listen to the Buddha's preaching. Date Varies depending on the Lunar Cycle
8 MarThursInternational Women's Day - Commemorate the brave history of women around the world
April 2017
13 AprFriKhmer New Year Day - First day of Cambodian New Year. Considered to be the most important festival on the calendar. 3 days celebration.
16 AprMonKhmer New Year Holiday - Second day of Cambodian New Year
17 AprTueKhmer New Year Holiday - Third day of Cambodian New Year
May 2017
1 MayTueInternational Labour Day - Established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers
13 MaySunKing Sihamoni's Birthday - Celebrate the birthday of HM King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14, 1953. Three days celebration.
14 MayMonKing's Birthday Holiday
15 MayTueKing's Birthday Holiday
17 MayThursRoyal Ploughing Ceremony - This national holiday corresponds to the start of the planting season. It also called Lehtun Mingala, or Mingala Ledaw.
29 MayTueVisak Bochea Day - Buddhist observance commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha
June 2017
1 JunFriInternational Children's Day - Celebrate the memorial and try to keep the children safe
18 JunMonKing's Mother Birthday - Celebrate the birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Monineath on June 18, 1936.
September 2017
24 SeptMonConstitutional Day - Celebrate the signing of the Cambodian constitution by King Sihanouk
October 2017
8 OctMonAncestors Day or Pchum Ben Festival - Holiday for buddhist to pay their respects to deceased relatives by cooking meals for monks and making offerings to the "ghost" of deceased relatives.
9 OctTueAncestors Day or Pchum Ben Festival
10 OctWedAncestors Day or Pchum Ben Festival
15 OctMonKing Father's Commemoration Day - Commemoration Day to the Royal Soul of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preahmahaviraksat, King-Father of the Cambodian National Independence, Territorial Integrity and Unity on October 15, 2012
23 OctTueParis Peace Agreements Day - Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
29 OctMonKing's Coronation Day
November 2017
9 NovFriIndependence Day - Celebrate Cambodia's independence from France in 1953
22 NovThursWater Festival - Commemorate ancient Cambodian navy soldiers under King Jayavarman VII during the Khmer Empire. Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
23 NovFriWater Festival Holiday
24 NovSatWater Festival Holiday
December 2017
10 DecMonInternational Human Rights Day - Commemorate the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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