King's Birthday in Cambodia in 2020

King's Birthday in Cambodia in 2020
HM King Norodom Sihamoni.
  How long until King's Birthday?
This holiday next takes place in 297 days.
  Dates of King's Birthday in Cambodia
2021May 13, May 14, May 15
CambodiaSat, May 15National Holiday
CambodiaFri, May 14National Holiday
CambodiaThu, May 13National Holiday
2020May 13, May 14, May 15
CambodiaFri, May 15National Holiday
CambodiaThu, May 14National Holiday
CambodiaWed, May 13National Holiday
2019May 13, May 14, May 15
CambodiaWed, May 15National Holiday
CambodiaTue, May 14National Holiday
CambodiaMon, May 13National Holiday
2018May 13, May 14, May 15
CambodiaTue, May 15National Holiday
CambodiaMon, May 14National Holiday
CambodiaSun, May 13National Holiday
2017May 13, May 14, May 15
CambodiaMon, May 15National Holiday
CambodiaSun, May 14National Holiday
CambodiaSat, May 13National Holiday
This three day holiday was established to celebrate the birthday of HM King Norodom Sihamoni

When is the Cambodian King's Birthday?

This national holiday is celebrated from May 13th to May 15th each year.

The dates may vary if one or more of the three days fall on a weekend.

The holiday was established to celebrate the Royal Birthday of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Baromneath Norodom Sihamoni, the King of the Kingdom of Cambodia

History of Cambodian King's Birthday

HM King Norodom Sihamoni is the son of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preahmahaviraksat. He was born on May 14th 1953 in Phnom Penh Capital.

King Sihamoni was educated in the Czech Republic and is known for his work as a cultural ambassador to Europe. He is also a renowned classical dance instructor.

His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni has been the sovereign of Cambodia since October 29th 2004.

He was made king after being chosen by a nine-member throne council to become the next king after his father Norodom Sihanouk abdicated in 2004 due to ill health.

Even though King Norodom Sihamoni's father was King, the King of Cambodia is an elected monarch, making Cambodia one of the few elected monarchies of the world.

The King is elected for life and is chosen by the Royal Council of the Throne. The only stipulations are that the candidates must be part of the royal family and at least 30 years old.

Did you know?

King Norodom Sihamoni is the only ruling monarch who speaks Czech

How is Cambodian King's Birthday Celebrated?

To mark the holiday, the King makes offerings to monks and those less fortunate in society. Many government buildings are covered in lights and pictures of the King, while people will fly the flag of Cambodia from their houses. Celebrations take place inside the Royal Palace with a fireworks display on the nearby Tonlé Sap river.

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