Holidays in Cambodia
January 01 | International New Year's Day
January 07 | Victory over Genocide Day
Learn about Victory Day Over Genocide, a national Cambodian holiday. January 7th, 1979 is when Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge were overthrown from power!
January 31 - Meak Bochea Day | Date varies with the lunar cycle
March 08 | International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day events are held in Cambodia and worldwide on March 8 every year! Find out how you can make the most of this holiday.
April 14 - 16 | Khmer New Year Day & Holiday
Learn all about Khmer New Year, an important 3-day Cambodian celebration! We will let you know why the New Year in Cambodia is 3 days long and what kinds of fun activities you should participate in.
April 29 | Visak Bochea Day
May 01 | International Labor Day
International Labor Day events are held in Cambodia and worldwide on May 1 every year! Learn more about this day dedicated to worker’s rights.
May 03 | Royal Plowing Ceremony
May 13 - 15 | King’s Birthday Holiday
The Cambodian King’s Birthday (Norodom Sihamoni) is held on May 13 every year along with two extra days of celebration!
June 01 | Children’s Day
International Children’s Day events are held in Cambodia and worldwide on June 1 every year! Find out how you can make the most of this holiday.
June 18 | Kings Mother Birthday
The Cambodian King’s Mother Birthday (Norodom Monineath Sihanouk) is held on June 18 every year! Learn more about this special day here.
September 24 | Constitutional Day
Cambodia Constitution Day is an important Khmer holiday. Learn more about this special day, what happens, and when.
October 08 - 10 | Pchum Ben | Date varies with the lunar cycle
October 15 | Commemoration Day of King’s Father
October 23 | Paris Peace Agreements Day
October 29 | King’s Coronation Day
November 09 | Independence Day
Cambodia Independence Day falls on November 9 every year! The same day that the country gained its independence back in 1953.
November 21 - 23 | Water Festival Ceremony Holiday
The Cambodian Water Festival, also known as Bon Om Touk is a three-day boat racing festival! Learn the history behind this holiday, get the dates, and figure out what to do in this short article.
December 10 - | International Human Rights Day
International Human Rights Day events are held in Cambodia and worldwide on December 10 every year! Find out how you can make the most of this holiday.