Public Holidays in Cambodia in 2018

Cambodia Upcoming Holidays in Cambodia

Visak Bochea Day
The Buddhas Birthday

29 April 2018 This National holiday is in 9 days. Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achiev...

International Labour Day
May Day

1 May 2018 This National holiday is in 11 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

Royal Plowing Ceremony
Royal Plowing Ceremony

3 May 2018 This National holiday is in 13 days. Marks the start of the planting season. 4th day of the 6th lunar month's waning moon.

Cambodia List of national public holidays of Cambodia in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 International New Year Day Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian New Year
Sunday January 07 Victory over Genocide Day Marks the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979
Wednesday January 31 Meak Bochea Day Date varies depending on the lunar cycle
Thursday March 08 International Women's Day
Saturday April 14 Khmer New Year Day First day of Cambodian New Year
Sunday April 15 Khmer New Year Holiday Second day of Cambodian New Year
Monday April 16 Khmer New Year Holiday Third day of Cambodian New Year
Sunday April 29 Visak Bochea Day Birth of Buddha
Tuesday May 01 International Labour Day Established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers
Thursday May 03 Royal Plowing Ceremony
Sunday May 13 King's Birthday HM King Norodom Sihamoni was born on May 14, 1953
Monday May 14 King's Birthday Holiday
Tuesday May 15 King's Birthday Holiday
Sunday May 20 Day of Remembrance
Friday June 01 Children's Day International and Cambodian Children's Day
Monday June 18 Kings Mother Birthday Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was born on June 18, 1936.
Monday September 24 Constitutional Day Celebrates the signing of the constitution in 1993
Monday October 08 Ancestors Day A Buddhist holiday dedicated to honouring deceased relatives
Tuesday October 09 Ancestors Day Holiday
Wednesday October 10 Ancestors Day Holiday
Monday October 15 Commemoration Day of King's Father HM Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012
Tuesday October 23 Paris Peace Agreements Day Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
Monday October 29 King's Coronation Day Norodom Sihamoni's coronation was on 29 October 2004
Friday November 09 Independence Day Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953.
Wednesday November 21 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Thursday November 22 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Friday November 23 Water Festival Ceremony Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
Monday 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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