Cambodia Public Holidays 2018

Whenever travelling within Cambodia or even to nearby countries, it always helps to be aware of the holidays. Below is a list of the Cambodia Public Holidays 2018.

Knowing when the holidays are helps a great deal when planning, so as to avoid crowds or join important events.


January

01 – International New Year’s Day – Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian new year

07 – Victory over Genocide Day – Celebrates the end of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in 1979

31 – Meak Bochea Day – An important Buddhist holiday


March

08 – International Women’s Day – The global date to celebrate the achievement and gender equality of women


April

13 – Khmer New Year (Day 1) – First day of the Cambodian traditional new year

14 – Khmer New Year (Day 2) – Second day of the Cambodian traditional new year

15 – Khmer New year (Day 3) – Third day of the Cambodian traditional new year


May

01 – International Labor Day –  Also known as Labor Day or Workers’ day

13 – King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday (Day 1) – His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni was born on the May 14th, 1953

14 – King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday (Day 2) – His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni was born on the May 14th, 1953

15 – King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday (Day 3) – His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni was born on the May 14th, 1953

17 – Royal Plowing Ceremony Day – A cultural festival to celebrate the sowing and planting season

29 – Visak Bochea Day -Celebrate the birth of Buddha


June

01 – International Children’s Day – Celebrate the universal rights of children

18 – Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk’s birthday – His Majesty Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk was born on June 18th, 1936


September

24 – Constitutional Day – In recognition of the signing of Kingdom of Cambodia Constitution in 1993


October

08 – Pchum Ben Day – A Buddhist holiday honoring the deceased ancestors

09 – Pchum Ben Day – A Buddhist holiday honoring the deceased ancestors

10 – Pchum Ben Day – A Buddhist holiday honoring the deceased ancestors

15 – Commemoration Day of Former King Norodom Sihanouk – His Majesty Late King Norodom Sihanouk died on October 15th, 2012

23 – Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accord – Celebrate the signing the peace treaty in Paris in 1991

29 – King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation Day – Celebrate His Majestry King Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation in 2004


November

09 – Independence Day – Cambodia finally acquired independence from Frace in 1953

22 – Water Festival – A traditional boat-racing festival that celebrate the Khmer medieval naval army

23 – Water Festival – A traditional boat-racing festival that celebrate the Khmer medieval naval army

24 – Water Festival – A traditional boat-racing festival that celebrate the Khmer medieval naval army


December

10 – International Human Rights Day – Recognizes the United National’s Universal Declaration on Human Rights

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