Holidays in Cambodia

The King’s Birthday (Norodom Sihamoni)

The King’s Birthday (Norodom Sihamoni)

When - 13, 14, 15 May

The Khmer celebrate the Cambodian King's Birthday (Norodom Sihamoni) on May 13 every year along with two extra days of celebration!

Khmer New Year

Khmer New Year

When - April 14, 15, 16

Celebrate Khmer New Year, the best time of the year. Find all the fun Cambodian New Year Events and Facts here! Khmer New Year 2020 Dates: 14, 15, 16 April

The Cambodian Water Festival – Bon Om Touk

The Cambodian Water Festival – Bon Om Touk

When - November 10, 11, 12

Celebrate the Cambodian Water Festival, also known as Bon Om Touk. 3 Days of Boat Racing with Music, Food, and Good Times! 2019 Dates: November 10, 11, 12

Cambodian King’s Coronation Day

Cambodian King’s Coronation Day

When - October 29

The Khmer celebrate the Cambodian King's Birthday (Norodom Sihamoni) on May 13 every year along with two extra days of celebration! Will you be joining in?

The King Mother’s Birthday (Norodom Monineath Sihanouk)

The King Mother’s Birthday (Norodom Monineath Sihanouk)

When - June 18

The Cambodian King's Mother Birthday (Norodom Monineath Sihanouk) is held on June 18 every year! Learn more about this special day here.

Commemoration Day of King’s Father (Norodom Sihanouk)

Commemoration Day of King’s Father (Norodom Sihanouk)

When - October 15

Celebrate the Commemoration Day of the King's Father (Norodom Sihanouk). Learn about this important Khmer holiday, what happens, and when.

International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day

When - December 10

Celebrate International Human Rights Day! Events are held in Cambodia every year on December 10. Find out how you can make the most of this holiday.

Cambodia’s Independence Day

Cambodia’s Independence Day

When - November 9

Celebrate Cambodia's Independence Day this November 9th! This is the day when the Khmer gained its independence from France Colonization back in 1953.

Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords

Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords

When - October 23

The anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords is an important Khmer holiday. Learn the meaning of the agreements and what happens during the day in our Cambodia Holidays guide.

Cambodia’s Constitution Day

Cambodia’s Constitution Day

When - 24 September

Cambodia's Constitution Day is an important Khmer holiday. Learn more about this special day, what happens, and when.

International Children’s Day in Cambodia

International Children’s Day in Cambodia

When - 1 June

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.

International Labor Day

International Labor Day

When - 1 May

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.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

When - 8 March

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.

Meak Bochea Day

Meak Bochea Day

When - 8 February

Meak Bochea is an important Khmer holiday. Learn what it is, what happens, and when in our Cambodia Holidays guide.

International New Year’s Day

International New Year’s Day

When - 1 January

If you find yourself in Siem Reap during International New Year’s, you’re in for a great time!

Pchum Ben

Pchum Ben

When - 8 - 22 October

Find out the meaning behind one of Cambodia's most important holidays: Pchum Benh. Also, learn what to do and where to go during this Cambodian holiday.

The Royal Ploughing Ceremony

The Royal Ploughing Ceremony

When - 3 May

Find out the meaning behind Cambodia's Royal Ploughing Ceremony. Also, learn what to do and where to go during this Cambodian holiday.

Visak Bochea (Vesak Day)

Visak Bochea (Vesak Day)

When - 18 May

Visak Bochea (Vesak Day) is the most important day on the Buddhist Calendar! Find everything you need to know about Buddha Day and how to join in Cambodia!

Chinese New Year in Cambodia

Chinese New Year in Cambodia

When - 25 January 2020

Chinese New Year is coming soon! January 25th to be exact. Learn about this years zodiac sign and what you can expect to see in Cambodia!

Victory Day Over Genocide

Victory Day Over Genocide

When - 7 January

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!