Public Holidays in Cambodia in 2017

Cambodia List of national public holidays of Cambodia in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 International New Year Day Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian New Year
Saturday January 07 Jan 7 Victory over Genocide Day Marks the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979
Wednesday March 08 Mar 8 International Women's Day
Sunday March 12 Mar 12 Meak Bochea Day Date varies depending on the lunar cycle
Thursday April 13 Apr 13 Khmer New Year Day First day of Cambodian New Year
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Khmer New Year Holiday Second day of Cambodian New Year
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Khmer New Year Holiday Third day of Cambodian New Year
Monday May 01 May 1 International Labour Day Established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers
Wednesday May 10 May 10 Visak Bochea Day Birth of Buddha
Saturday May 13 May 13 Royal Plowing Ceremony Marks the start of the planting season.
Sunday May 14 May 14 King's Birthday HM King Norodom Sihamoni was born on May 14, 1953
Monday May 15 May 15 King's Birthday Holiday
Tuesday May 16 May 16 King's Birthday Holiday
Thursday June 01 Jun 1 Children's Day International and Cambodian Children's Day
Sunday June 18 Jun 18 Kings Mother Birthday Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was born on June 18, 1936.
Tuesday September 19 Sep 19 Ancestors Day A Buddhist holiday dedicated to honouring deceased relatives
Sunday September 24 Sep 24 Constitutional Day Celebrates the signing of the constitution in 1993
Sunday October 15 Oct 15 Commemoration Day of King's Father HM Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012
Monday October 23 Oct 23 Paris Peace Agreements Day Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
Sunday October 29 Oct 29 King's Coronation Day Norodom Sihamoni's coronation was on 29 October 2004
Saturday November 04 Nov 4 Water Festival Ceremony Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
Sunday November 05 Nov 5 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Monday November 06 Nov 6 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Tuesday November 07 Nov 7 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Thursday November 09 Nov 9 Independence Day Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953.
Sunday 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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