Public Holidays in Cambodia in 2016

Cambodia List of national public holidays of Cambodia in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 International New Year Day Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian New Year
Thursday January 07 Victory over Genocide Day Marks the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979
Monday February 22 Meak Bochea Day Date varies depending on the lunar cycle
Tuesday March 08 International Women's Day
Wednesday April 13 Khmer New Year Day First day of Cambodian New Year
Thursday April 14 Khmer New Year Holiday Second day of Cambodian New Year
Friday April 15 Khmer New Year Holiday Third day of Cambodian New Year
Saturday April 16 Khmer New Year Holiday Fourth day of Cambodian New Year
Sunday May 01 International Labour Day Established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers
Friday May 13 King's Birthday HM King Norodom Sihamoni was born on May 14, 1953
Saturday May 14 King's Birthday Holiday
Sunday May 15 King's Birthday Holiday
Friday May 20 Visak Bochea Day Birth of Buddha
Tuesday May 24 Royal Plowing Ceremony Marks the start of the planting season.
Wednesday June 01 Children's Day International and Cambodian Children's Day
Saturday June 18 Kings Mother Birthday Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was born on June 18, 1936.
Saturday September 24 Constitutional Day Celebrates the signing of the constitution in 1993
Friday September 30 Ancestors Day A Buddhist holiday dedicated to honouring deceased relatives
Saturday October 01 Ancestors Day Holiday
Sunday October 02 Ancestors Day Holiday
Saturday October 15 Commemoration Day of King's Father HM Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012
Sunday October 23 Paris Peace Agreements Day Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
Saturday October 29 King's Coronation Day Norodom Sihamoni's coronation was on 29 October 2004
Wednesday November 09 Independence Day Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953.
Sunday November 13 Water Festival Ceremony Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
Monday November 14 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Tuesday November 15 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Saturday December 10 International Human Rights Day Marks the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


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  • For any public holiday that falls on Sunday, workers and employees will be given one more day off on the following day.

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