Public Holidays

Date Description
1January International New’s Year Day
Public Holiday
7th January Victory Over Genocide Day
Public Holiday
2nd February Buddhist Ceremony
Held during the full moon of the month of Meak Bochea in commemoration of the spontaneous gathering of the monks to listen to the Buddha’s preaching.
Public Holiday
8th March International Women’s Day
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14th 15th 16th April
Cambodian New Year
Bonn Chaul Chhnam. (Khmer New Year) Cambodian New Year spans three days after the end of harvest. It’s a time of merriment where Cambodian clean their homes, make offerings and play traditional games such as Boh Angkunh and Chhoal Chhoung.
Public Holiday
1st May International Labor’s Day
Public Holiday
2th May Visaka Bochea Day 
Birthday of Buddha
Public Holiday
5th May
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Bonn Chroat Preah Nongkoal (Royal Ploughing Ceremony). The Royal Ploughing ceremony starts the planting season. It is performed by a man (King of Meakh) who leads the yoke and plough, and a woman (Queen Me Hour) who sows seeds. The sacred cows are led to silver trays containing rice, corn and other foods. Based on their choice, predictions are made for the coming year.
Public Holiday
13th 14th 15th May
King’s Birthday Price Sihamony 
Birthday of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni.
Public Holiday
1st June International Children’s day
Public Holiday
18th June Queen’s Birthday 
Her Majesty Preah Akkaek Mohesey Norodom Monineath Sihanouk Birthday
Public Holiday
24th September Constitution’s Day
Public Holiday
10th 11th 12th October
Bonn Phchum Ben 
Phchum Ben is a celebration where people bring offerings to the Monks, and spend a day of worship at the pagoda.
Public Holiday
23rd October Paris Peace Agreement
Public Holiday
29th October King Coronation Day 
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31st October King Birthday
Birthday of His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk Festivities are held throughout the capital city. A grand fireworks display is held close to the river banks in front of the Royal Palace grounds.
Public Holiday
9th November
Independent Day 
Cambodia became an independent state in 1953.
Public Holiday
23th 24th 25th November
Water and Moon Festival
Water and Moon Festival. A three-day festival not only marks the reversing of the current in the Tonle Sap river but ushers in the fishing season as well. The highlight of this event is the boat race in which more than 200 teams compete over three days for the top prize. As night falls, fireworks light the sky and a lighted flotilla of boats sail under the full moon.
Public Holiday
10th December International Human Right’s day 
Public Holiday
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