Holiday Guide for Cambodia in 2019

Cambodia 2019
Cambodia
2019

Cambodia information

Cambodia is a country in southeast Asia. It is a constitutional monarchy with Buddhism being the dominant religion. This is reflected in its public holidays with many being focused on the monarchy or Buddhism.

Population: 15.63m
Capital: Phnom Penh
Calling Code: (855)
Time Zone: +7 UTC
Currency: Cambodian riel
Language: Khmer

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Cambodia List of National Holidays in Cambodia in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Cambodia: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Victory over Genocide Day

 Long Weekend! 
Victory over Genocide Day

Cambodia: Marks the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979

Meak Bochea


Meak Bochea

Cambodia: Shortly after Buddha began his teachings, 1250 monks gathered to hear Buddha preach.

International Women's Day

 Long Weekend! 
International Women's Day

Cambodia: The UN has declared 8 March to be a day to celebrate, recognise and remember women

Khmer New Year


Khmer New Year

Cambodia: First day of Cambodian New Year. Known as Maha Songkran, it is a day to welcome the new year

Khmer New Year Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Khmer New Year Holiday

Cambodia: Second day of Cambodian New Year. Known as Virak Wanabat, it is a time to think of the less fortunate in society

Khmer New Year Holiday


Khmer New Year Holiday

Cambodia: On the third day of New Year celebrations Buddhists wash and clean statues of Lord Buddha with scented water

International Labour Day


International Labour Day

Cambodia: Established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers

King's Birthday

 Long Weekend! 
King's Birthday

Cambodia: Celebrates the Royal Birthday of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Baromneath Norodom Sihamoni, the King of the Kingdom of Cambodia

King's Birthday Holiday


King's Birthday Holiday

Cambodia: Second day of the holidays established to celebrate the birthday of HM King Norodom Sihamoni

King's Birthday Holiday


King's Birthday Holiday

Cambodia: Third day of the holidays established to celebrate the birthday of HM King Norodom Sihamoni

Visak Bochea Day


Visak Bochea Day

Cambodia: Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

Day of Remembrance

 Long Weekend! 
Day of Remembrance

Cambodia: A day to respect and pray for the victims who passed away under the Democratic Kampuchea regime

Royal Plowing Ceremony


Royal Plowing Ceremony

Cambodia: Marks the start of the planting season. 4th day of the 6th lunar month's waning moon.

International Children's Day


International Children's Day

Cambodia: International and Cambodian Children Day

King's Mothers' Birthday


King's Mothers' Birthday

Cambodia: Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was born on June 18th 1936.

Constitutional Day


Constitutional Day

Cambodia: This national holiday was established to celebrate the signing of the Cambodian constitution by King Sihanouk.

Ancestors' Day Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Ancestors' Day Holiday

Cambodia: Pchum Ben, also known as Ancestors' Day, is a Cambodian religious festival which culminates on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar, marking the end of the Buddhist lent

Ancestors' Day


Ancestors' Day

Cambodia: Pchum Ben, also known as Ancestors' Day, is a Cambodian religious festival which culminates on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar, marking the end of the Buddhist lent

Ancestors' Day Holiday


Ancestors' Day Holiday

Cambodia: Pchum Ben, also known as Ancestors' Day, is a Cambodian religious festival which culminates on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar, marking the end of the Buddhist lent

Ancestors' Day Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Ancestors' Day Holiday

Cambodia: Pchum Ben, also known as Ancestors' Day, is a Cambodian religious festival which culminates on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar, marking the end of the Buddhist lent

Commemoration Day of King's Father


Commemoration Day of King's Father

Cambodia: Norodom Sihanouk was the head of state of Cambodia in its various states since 1941 until his death in 2012.

Paris Peace Agreements Day


Paris Peace Agreements Day

Cambodia: This holiday is to commemorate the Treaty of Paris on October 23rd 1991

King's Coronation Day


King's Coronation Day

Cambodia: King Norodom Sihamoni's coronation took place on October 29th 2004

Independence Day


Independence Day

Cambodia: Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953.

Water Festival Ceremony


Water Festival Ceremony

Cambodia: Bonn Om Touk. Full moon of the Buddhist month of Kadeuk

Water Festival Ceremony Holiday

 Long Weekend! 
Water Festival Ceremony Holiday

Cambodia: Bonn Om Touk. Full moon of the Buddhist month of Kadeuk

Water Festival Ceremony Holiday


Water Festival Ceremony Holiday

Cambodia: Bonn Om Touk. Full moon of the Buddhist month of Kadeuk

Water Festival Ceremony Holiday


Water Festival Ceremony Holiday

Cambodia: As Bon Om Touk began on a Sunday, this is an additional public holiday

International Human Rights Day


International Human Rights Day

Cambodia: Marks the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Notes

  • For any public holiday that falls on a Sunday, workers and employees shall be given one more day off on the following day.
  • Several of the Public Holidays in Cambodia are lunar-based. The dates shown above for future years are based on the lunar calendar. When an official announcement on the dates is made, the dates on these calendars will be updated as necessary.