When is the King’s Mother Birthday (Norodom Monineath Sihanouk)?

The Cambodian King’s Mother Birthday (Norodom Monineath Sihanouk) is held on June 18 every year!

Who is the Cambodian King’s Mother?

Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, born June 18, 1936, is the Queen Mother of Cambodia. Her original name was Paule Monique Izzi. She met Norodom Sihanouk when he awarded her first prize in a beauty pageant. They married twice, the first time privately in 1952, and a second time, officially, in 1955.

Norodom Monineath Sihanouk served as the President of the Cambodian Red Cross from 1967 until the coup in 1970. During this time, she joined her husband in exile in Beijing, China and also in North Korea.

The King Father (Norodom Sihanouk) and the Queen Mother (Norodom Monineath Sihanouk) have two children, both of them sons. The first is Cambodia’s current King, Norodom Sihamoni and the second, Norodom Narindrapong.

What happens and what should you do during the Cambodian King’s Mother Birthday?

The Cambodian King’s Mother Birthday is a public Cambodian holiday where the Khmer people express their gratitude, patriotism, and appreciation for their government.