King's Coronation Day in Cambodia in 2020

King's Coronation Day in Cambodia in 2020
  How long until King's Coronation Day?
This holiday next takes place in 348 days.
  Dates of King's Coronation Day in Cambodia
2021 Cambodia Fri, Oct 29 National Holiday
2020 Cambodia Thu, Oct 29 National Holiday
2019 Cambodia Tue, Oct 29 National Holiday
2018 Cambodia Mon, Oct 29 National Holiday
2017 Cambodia Sun, Oct 29 National Holiday
  Summary
King Norodom Sihamoni's coronation took place on October 29th 2004
  Local name
Norodom Sihamoni

When is King's Coronation Day?

King's Coronation Day is a public holiday in the Kingdom of Cambodia on October 29th each year.

This holiday commemorates the anniversary of the King's coronation in 2004.

History of King's Coronation Day

King Norodom Sihanouk had ruled various iterations of Cambodia since 1941. In 2004, he surprised everyone when he announced his abdication due to ill health. 

His Son, His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni was made king after being chosen by a nine-member throne council to become the next king. 

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.

He was inaugurated and formally appointed as King on October 29th 2004.

The King's full title is "His Merciful Excellent Majesty Protector, King Norodom Sihamoni, who united the nation, religion, realm, and people of Khmer state, great king who is supported by Buddha and Indra, protector of independence, unification, and peace, King of Cambodia, the Great King in the Kingdom of Cambodia".

The anniversary of the king’s coronation is celebrated with fireworks, parades, and a variety of cultural events.

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