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A preview of the Cambodia bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2019, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Cambodia Public Holidays in 2019
Jan.    Tue International New Year's Day
        Mon Victory Day over the Genocidal Regime
Feb.    Tue Meaka Bochea Day
Mar.    Fri International Women's Rights Day
Apr.    Sun Cambodian New Year
        Mon Cambodian New Year Holiday
        Tue Cambodian New Year Holiday
        Wed Cambodian New Year Holiday
May     Wed International Labour Day
        Mon King Norodom Sihamoni's Birthday
        Tue King's Birthday Holiday
        Wed King's Birthday Holiday
        Sat Visakh Bochea Day (Buddha Day)
        Wed Royal Ploughing Ceremony (Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl)
June    Sat International and Cambodian Children's Day
        Tue Ex-Queen Norodom Monineath's Birthday
Sep.    Tue Constitution Day (Recoronation of King Norodom Sihanouk)
        Fri Bonn Phchum Ben (Ancestors' Day)
        Sat Bonn Phchum Ben Holiday
        Sun Bonn Phchum Ben Holiday
        Mon Bonn Phchum Ben Holiday
Oct.    Tue Day of Hommage for the late King Father (Norodom Sihanouk)
        Wed Commemoration of the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991
        Tue King Norodom Sihamony's Coronation Day
Nov.    Sat National Independence Day
        Sun Bonn Om Touk (Water Festival)
        Mon Bonn Om Touk Holiday
        Tue Bonn Om Touk Holiday
        Wed Bonn Om Touk Holiday
Dec.    Tue International Human Rights Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

10 Jan 2017 Cambodia 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (National Bank of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) The National Bank of Cambodia (Cambodia's Central Bank) has released a communiqué establishing Cambodia's annual list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2017, in line with the previously-announced list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  14 Nov 2016 Cambodia 2017 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 Cambodian Royal Government's sub-decree 223 Kor.Bor/Bror.Kor establishing Cambodia's annual list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  17 Jan 2016 Cambodia 2016 Bank Holidays Amended (National Bank of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) The National Bank of Cambodia (Cambodia's Central Bank) has released an amended list of bank holidays in Cambodia for the calendar year 2016.  08 Jan 2016 Cambodia 2016 Bank Holidays Announced (National Bank of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) The National Bank of Cambodia (Cambodia's Central Bank) has released a communiqué establishing Cambodia's annual list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2016.  05 Oct 2015 Cambodia 2016 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 Cambodian Royal Government's sub-decree Kor.Bor/Bror.Kor establishing Cambodia's annual list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2016.  18 Jun 2015 Cambodian Public Holidays June 19 (Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia-Phnom Penh) Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, has announced that the Government of Cambodia had declared tomorrow, Friday, June 19, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Cambodia on account of that day's funeral of former Khmer Rouge Communist leader Chea Sim.  15 Nov 2014 Cambodia 2015 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 Nº 248 - Prakas Nº 248 Kor.Bor/Bror.Kor establishing Cambodia's annual list of official non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.  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 Nº 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 Nº 186 establishing Cambodia's list of official non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2013.  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), UnitedHealthcare Global (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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Solar Holidays : The calculation of moon phases, moonrises, moonsets, equinoxes, solstices, sunrises, and sunsets used to predict solar bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Cambodia are based on the geographical location of Phnom Penh (latitude 11,6°N, longitude 104,9°E, GMT+7,0 hours, no summer time rules). Note that many countries in South-East Asia are progressively changing the recurrence rule of some of their lunar/solar holidays to rules based on fixed dates of the Western (Gregorian) calendar. Therefore, while the dates predicted above for 2018 and beyond are currently technically correct, the rules of these holidays may change in the next few years.

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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 2019 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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