Cambodia Public Holidays 2017

Holidays in Cambodia

This is a complete list of Cambodia’s national public holidays for 2017. The day(s) off is/are meant for government officials, although businesses have to observe these national holidays. In 2017, Cambodians enjoy 27 days of public holidays, the highest number of public holidays in the world. So to say that India, Colombia, or Philippines are the countries with the most public holidays is absolutely wrong.

01 January
International New Year Day

07 January
Victory over Genocide Day

11 February
Meak Bochea Day

08 March
International Women’s Day

14-15-16 April
Khmer New Year Day

01 May
International Labor Day

10 May
Visak Bochea Day

13-14-15 May
King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birth Day

14 May
Royal Plowing Ceremony Day

01 June
International Children Day

18 June
Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk’s Birth Day

19-20-21 September
Pchum Ben Day

24 September
Constitutional day

15 October
Commemoration Day of Former King Norodom Sihanouk

23 October
Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accord

29 October
King Norodom Sihakmoni’s Coronation Day

02-03-04 November
Water Festival

09 November
Independent Day

10 December
International Human Rights Day

Some, not all, businesses choose to observe these following 18 days:
New Year’s Day: 1 January
7 Makara Day: 07 January
Chinese New Year: 27, 28, 29, 30 January
Khmer New Year: 14, 15, 16, 17 April
Pchum Ben Festival: 18, 19, 20, 21 September
Water Festival: 02, 03, 04 November
Independence Day: 09 November

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