Public Holidays in Cambodia in 2014

Cambodia List of national public holidays of Cambodia in 2014

Day Date Holiday Comments
Wednesday January 01 Jan 1 International New Year Day Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian New Year
Tuesday January 07 Jan 7 Victory over Genocide Day Marks the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979
Friday February 14 Feb 14 Meak Bochea Day Date varies depending on the lunar cycle
Monday March 10 Mar 10 International Women's Day (observed)
Monday April 14 Apr 14 Khmer New Year Day First day of Cambodian New Year
Tuesday April 15 Apr 15 Khmer New Year Holiday Second day of Cambodian New Year
Wednesday April 16 Apr 16 Khmer New Year Holiday Third day of Cambodian New Year
Thursday May 01 May 1 International Labour Day Established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers
Tuesday May 13 May 13 Visak Bochea Day Birth of Buddha
Tuesday May 13 May 13 King's Birthday HM King Norodom Sihamoni was born on May 14, 1953
Wednesday May 14 May 14 King's Birthday Holiday
Thursday May 15 May 15 King's Birthday Holiday
Saturday May 17 May 17 Royal Plowing Ceremony Marks the start of the planting season.
Monday June 02 Jun 2 Children's Day (observed)
Wednesday June 18 Jun 18 Kings Mother Birthday Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was born on June 18, 1936.
Monday September 22 Sep 22 Ancestors Day A Buddhist holiday dedicated to honouring deceased relatives
Tuesday September 23 Sep 23 Ancestors Day Holiday
Wednesday September 24 Sep 24 Constitutional Day Celebrates the signing of the constitution in 1993
Wednesday October 15 Oct 15 Commemoration Day of King's Father HM Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012
Thursday October 23 Oct 23 Paris Peace Agreements Day Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
Wednesday October 29 Oct 29 King's Coronation Day Norodom Sihamoni's coronation was on 29 October 2004
Wednesday November 05 Nov 5 Water Festival Ceremony Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
Thursday November 06 Nov 6 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Friday November 07 Nov 7 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Monday November 10 Nov 10 Independence Day (observed) Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953.
Wednesday December 10 Dec 10 International Human Rights Day Marks the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


National Holiday


  • For the Public sector, if a holiday falls on a weekend, it will not be observed on the following Monday
  • For the Private sector, if a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it may be observed by some companies as a holiday on the following Monday

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