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Cambodia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Thu International Labour Day
Tue Visakh Bochea Day (Buddha Day)
Tue King Norodom Sihamoni's Birthday
Wed King's Birthday Holiday
Thu King's Birthday Holiday
Sat Royal Ploughing Ceremony (Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl)
Mon Royal Ploughing Ceremony Holiday
Sun International and Cambodian Children's Day
Mon Children's Day Holiday
Wed Ex-Queen Norodom Monineath's Birthday
Fri Public Holiday (Interment of King Father Norodom Sihanouk)
Mon Bonn Phchum Ben (Ancestors' Day)
Tue Bonn Phchum Ben Holiday
Wed Constitution Day (Recoronation of King Norodom Sihanouk)
Wed Bonn Phchum Ben Holiday
Wed Day of Hommage for the late King Father (Norodom Sihanouk)
Thu Commemoration of the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991
Wed King Norodom Sihamony's Coronation Day
Wed Bonn Om Touk (Water Festival)
Thu Bonn Om Touk Holiday
Fri Bonn Om Touk Holiday
Sun National Independence Day
Mon Independence Day Holiday
Wed International Human Rights Day
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Recent News and Updates

19 Jun 2014 Cambodian Public Holiday July 11 (Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, has issued a directive declaring Friday, July 11, 2014, as a one-off national non-working public holiday in Cambodia, on account of the upcoming interment of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, who died in late 2012.  28 Oct 2013 Cambodia 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) Cambodia's Prime Minister has signed the Cambodian Royal Government's sub-decree N 487 establishing Cambodia's annual list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  23 Oct 2012 Cambodia 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) Cambodia's Prime Minister has signed the Cambodian Royal Government's sub-decree N 186 establishing Cambodia's list of official non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2013.  16 Oct 2011 Cambodia 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) Cambodia's Prime Minister has signed a Royal Government's decree establishing Cambodia's list of official non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012.  03 Sep 2010 Cambodia 2011 Public Holidays Announced (Cambodia's e-Gov Website-Phnom Penh) Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, signed today the Royal Government's sub-decree N 110, establishing Cambodia's list of official public holidays for 2011.  25 Aug 2009 Cambodia 2010 Public Holidays Announced (Cambodia's e-Gov Website-Phnom Penh) Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, signed today the Royal Government's sub-decree N 135, establishing Cambodia's list of official public holidays for 2010.  07 Apr 2009 Cambodia Confirms New Year Date (Commercial News-Phnom Penh) Cambodian New Year will occur at 01:36 local time, on Tuesday, April 14, 2009.  26 Mar 2009 Cambodia March 30 Public Holiday Still Uncertain (The Phnom Penh Post-Phnom Penh) Cambodia's Information Minister, Khieu Kanharith, has said that he could not yet confirm if next Monday, March 30, 2009, would be a one-off public holiday to coincide with the first day of the trials of the Khmer Rouge.  22 Sep 2008 Cambodia 2009 Public Holidays Announced (Cambodia's e-Gov Website-Phnom Penh) Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, signed today the Royal Government's sub-decree N 143, establishing Cambodia's list of official public holidays for 2009.  14 May 2008 Cambodia Considering New June 15 Public Holiday (Bangkok Post) The government of Cambodia is considering a new national holiday on June 15 to mark the 1962 anniversary of the International Court in The Hague deciding that the temple of Preah Vihear lies within Cambodian territory.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Cambodia public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Cambodia are regulated by the Kram (Labour Code) of March 13, 1997. The actual dates are set by Prakas (decrees) every year, such as the Cambodian Royal Government's sub-degree N 93, signed on August 03, 2007 by Prime Minister Hun Sen.  Weekend Public Holidays: Article 162 of the Labour Code specifies that public holidays that occur on a Sunday are moved to the following Sunday. But the Ministry of Foreign affairs on its website asserts that public holidays that occur on a Saturday or Sunday are moved to the following Monday.  Meak Bochea Day: This public holiday corresponds to the Buddhist ceremony held during the full moon of the month of Meak Bochea in commemoration of the spontaneous gathering of the monks to listen to the buddha's preaching.  Khmer New Year (Bonn Chaul Chhnam): This public holiday corresponds to the Cambodian New Year which spans three days after the end of harvest. It's a time of merriment where Cambodian clean their homes, make offerings and play traditional games such as Boh Angkunh and Chhoal Chhoung.  Royal Plough Ceremony (Bonn Chroat Preah Nongkoal): This public holiday corresponds to the start the planting season. It is performed by a man (King of Meakh) who leads the yoke and plough, and a woman (Queen Me Hour) who sows seeds. The sacred cows are led to silver trays containing rice, corn and other foods. Based on their choice, predictions are made for the coming year. The ceremony, and subsequent public holiday, were reintroduced by former king Norodom Sihanouk after his return from exile in 1993 as part of an effort to return Cambodia to its cultural history after years of civil war and the destruction of so many ancient traditions under the brutal 1975 to 1979 Khmer Rouge regime.  Bonn Phchum Ben This public holiday corresponds to a celebration where people bring offerings to the Monks, and spend a day of worship at the pagoda.  Water and Moon Festival (Bonn Om Touk). This public holiday corresponds to a three-day festival not only marks the reversing of the current in the Tonle Sap river but ushers in the fishing season as well. The highlight of this event is the boat race in which more than 200 teams compete over three days for the top prize. As night falls, fireworks light the sky and a lighted flotilla of boats sail under the full moon.  Chinese New Year is only celebrated by the Chinese and Vietnamese communities and is not one of the nationally observed public holidays in Cambodia.  Paris Peace Agreement Public Holiday (October 23): this public holiday commemorating the 1991 Paris peace agreement, was removed from the list of public holidays, beginning in 2006.  Cambodia International Codes KH and KHM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .kh (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Cambodia information and news: National Bank of Cambodia (Cambodia central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Cambodia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Cambodia), and Wikipedia (includes Cambodia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Cambodia, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Cambodia, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Cambodia.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Cambodia that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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South-East Asian Calendar Public Holidays : The rules used to predict South-East Asian lunar public holidays in Cambodia are based on the models described in the book "The Calendrical Systems of Mainland South-East Asia", by J.C. Eade, published as part of the "Handbuch der Orientalistik" series (with help by Pr. J.C. Eade and Dr. Burghart Hoffrichter), and on the classical 1909 book "The Burmese and Arakanese Calendars" by A.M.B. Irwin, as well as the 1997 articles in the Indian Journal of History of Science by G.K. Chatterjee.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Cambodia, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Cambodia, before planning any trip to Cambodia. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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