Public Holidays in Cambodia are plentiful
Therefore, it is a good idea to take account of local and public holidays in the travel planning t. It is good to know that the guest Houses and hotels in Sihanoukville increase their room rates in the resorts and usually the taxis require a surcharge as well.
Intercity buses in Cambodia, which are also used by tourists can be very crowded on holidays and accordingly the heavily traveled highways.
Banks, post offices and all public facilities will be closed during the holidays in Cambodia.
Shops and markets on the other hand remain largely open. So that you can spend your Cambodia holidays relaxed and with no surprises.
You will find here an overview of the Public Holidays in Cambodia, with date and a brief description
New Year’s Day
Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian New Year
This national holiday was established to commemorate the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979
This national holiday was established to commemorate the spontaneous gathering of monks to listen to the Buddha’s preaching
International Woman’s Day
This national holiday was established to commemorate the brave history of women around the world
Khmer New Year
This public holidays was established to celebrate the New Year in Cambodia. The holiday lasts for three days and is considered to be the most important festival on the calendar.
April or May
This national holiday was established as a Buddhist observance commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha.
This national holiday was established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
This national holiday corresponds to the start of the planting season.
King Sihamoni’s Birthday
This public holidays was established to celebrate the birthday of HM King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14, 1953.
International Children’s Day
This national holiday was established to celebrate the memorial and try to keep the children safe
Queen Mother’s Birthday
This national holiday was established to celebrate the birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Monineath on June 18, 1936.
This national holiday was established to celebrate the signing of the Cambodian constitution by King Sihanouk.
Pchum Ben Festival
September or October
This public holidays was established for buddhist to pay their respects to deceased relatives by cooking meals for monks and making offerings to the “ghost” of deceased relatives. It is also known as “Ancestor’s Day”.
King Father’s Commemoration Day
This national holiday for Commemoration Day to the Royal Soul of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preahmaha viraksat, King-Father of the Cambodian National Independence, Territorial Integrity and Unity on October 15, 2012.
Paris Peace Agreement Day
This holiday is to commemorate the Treaty of Paris on October 23, 1991.
This national holiday was established to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from France in 1953.
This national holiday was established to commemorate ancient Cambodian navy soldiers under King Jayavarman VII during the Khmer Empire.
Human Rights Day
This national holiday was established to commemorate the United Nations General.