Public Holidays in Cambodia in 2017

Cambodia List of national public holidays of Cambodia in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 International New Year Day Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian New Year
Saturday January 07 Victory over Genocide Day Marks the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979
Saturday February 11 Meak Bochea Day Date varies depending on the lunar cycle
Wednesday March 08 International Women's Day
Friday April 14 Khmer New Year Day First day of Cambodian New Year
Saturday April 15 Khmer New Year Holiday Second day of Cambodian New Year
Sunday April 16 Khmer New Year Holiday Third day of Cambodian New Year
Monday May 01 International Labour Day Established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers
Wednesday May 10 Visak Bochea Day Birth of Buddha
Saturday May 13 King's Birthday HM King Norodom Sihamoni was born on May 14, 1953
Sunday May 14 Royal Plowing Ceremony Marks the start of the planting season.
Sunday May 14 King's Birthday Holiday
Monday May 15 King's Birthday Holiday
Thursday June 01 Children's Day International and Cambodian Children's Day
Sunday June 18 Kings Mother Birthday Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was born on June 18, 1936.
Tuesday September 19 Ancestors Day A Buddhist holiday dedicated to honouring deceased relatives
Wednesday September 20 Ancestors Day Holiday
Thursday September 21 Ancestors Day Holiday
Sunday September 24 Constitutional Day Celebrates the signing of the constitution in 1993
Sunday October 15 Commemoration Day of King's Father HM Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012
Monday October 16 Commemoration Day of King's Father (in lieu) Substitute holiday as 15 October 2017 is a Sunday
Monday October 23 Paris Peace Agreements Day Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
Sunday October 29 King's Coronation Day Norodom Sihamoni's coronation was on 29 October 2004
Thursday November 02 Water Festival Ceremony Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
Friday November 03 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Saturday November 04 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Thursday November 09 Independence Day Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953.
Sunday 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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