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Festivals and Public Holidays


 

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1st January   International New Year
Public Holiday
7th January   Fall of Khmer Rouge
Public Holiday
13th February  

Buddhist Ceremony held during the full moon of the month of Meak Bochea in commemoration of the spontaneous gathering of the monks to listen to the buddha's preaching
Public Holiday

8th March  

International Women's day
Public Holiday

14th - 16th April  

Cambodian New Year
Bonn Chaul Chhnam. (Khmer New Year) Cambodian New Year spans three days after the end of harvest. It's a time of merriment where Cambodian clean their homes, make offerings and play traditional games such as Boh Angkunh and Chhoal Chhoung
Public Holiday

1st May  

International Labor's day
Public Holiday

12th May  

Visaka Bochea Day 
Birthday of Buddha
Public Holiday

13th - 14th May  

King Birthday
Birthday of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamony Festivities are held throughout the capital city. A grand fireworks display is held close to the river banks in front of the Royal Palace grounds.
Public Holiday

16th May  

Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Bonn Chroat Preah Nongkoal (Royal Ploughing Ceremony). The Royal Ploughing ceremony starts the planting season. It is performed by a man (King of Meakh) who leads the yoke and plough, and a woman (Queen Me Hour) who sows seeds. The sacred cows are led to silver trays containing rice, corn and other foods. Based on their choice, predictions are made for the coming year.
Public Holiday

1st June   International Children's day
Public Holiday
18th June  

Ex-Queen Norodom Monineath's Birthday
Her Majesty Preah Moha Ksatrey Preah Reach Meada Norodom Monineath Sihanouk Birthday
Public Holiday

21st - 23th October  

Bonn Phchum Ben
Phchum Ben is a celebration where people bring offerings to the Monks, and spend a day of worship at the pagoda.
Public Holiday

24th September   Constitution's day
Public Holiday
29th October   King Norodom Sihamony's Coronation Day
Public Holiday

31st November

 

Ex-King Birthday
Birthday of His Majesty King Norodom Sihanouk Festivities are held throughout the capital city. A grand fireworks display is held close to the river banks in front of the Royal Palace grounds.
Public Holiday

4th - 6th November  

Water and Moon Festival
Bonn Om Touk (Water and Moon Festival). A three-day festival not only marks the reversing of the current in the Tonle Sap river but ushers in the fishing season as well. The highlight of this event is the boat race in which more than 200 teams compete over three days for the top prize. As night falls, fireworks light the sky and a lighted flotilla of boats sail under the full moon.
Public Holiday

9th November  

Independence Day
Cambodia became an independent state in 1953.
Public Holiday

10th December   Human Rights day
Public Holiday

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