Holidays in Cambodia – 2015



January 01

International New Year Day

Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian New Year

Wednesday January 07 Victory over Genocide Day Marks the end of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979
Wednesday February 04 Meak Bochea Day Date varies depending on the lunar cycle
Monday March 09 International Woman’s Day (observed)
Monday April 13 Khmer New Year Day First day of Cambodian New Year
Tuesday April 14 Khmer New Year Holiday Second day of Cambodian New Year
Wednesday April 15 Khmer New Year Holiday Third day of Cambodian New Year
Friday May 01 International Labour Day Established to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers
Sunday May 03 Visak Bochea Day Birth of Buddha
Monday May 04 Visak Bochea Holiday
Thursday May 07 Royal Plowing Ceremony Marks the start of the planting season.
Wednesday May 13 King’s Birthday HM King Norodom Sihamoni was born on May 14, 1953
Thursday May 14 King’s Birthday Holiday
Friday May 15 King’s Birthday Holiday
Monday June 01 Children’s Day International and Cambodian Children’s Day
Thursday June 18 Kings Mother Birthday Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was born on June 18, 1936.
Thursday September 24 Constitutional Day Celebrates the signing of the constitution in 1993
Monday September 28 Ancestors Day A Buddhist holiday dedicated to honouring deceased relatives
Tuesday September 29 Ancestors Day Holiday
Thursday October 15 Commemoration Day of King’s Father HM Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012
Friday October 23 Paris Peace Agreements Day Commemorates the Treaty of Paris on 23 October 1991
Thursday October 29 King’s Coronation Day Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation was on 29 October 2004
Monday November 09 Independence Day Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953.
Tuesday November 24 Water Festival Ceremony Boat racing festival to mark the annual change in the Mekon and Tonie Sap rivers
Wednesday November 25 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Thursday November 26 Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
Thursday December 10 International Human Rights Day Marks the UN’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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