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Cambodia 2017 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Cabinet of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia (Phnom Penh)
Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016
Updated: Monday, November 11, 2019

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.

As was the case for the past 2 years (2015-10-05 and 2014-11-15), but contrary to previous custom (2013-10-28, 2012-10-23, 2011-10-16, 2010-09-03, 2009-08-25, 2008-09-22 and 2007-08-03), the aforementioned decree stipulates that "Any public holiday, which falls on Sunday, worker shall be subjected to be one day carried forward to the next day", instead of "Saturday or Sunday".

The list of official public holidays for 2017 in Cambodia once again includes the June 1st, "International and Cambodian Children's Day", which was introduced a few years ago (2010-09-03).

Additionally, the aforementioned decree maintains October 23 as a non-working public holiday in Cambodia to commemorate the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991, as well as the new October 15 non-working public holiday, added last year to mark the death of the King Father (2012-10-23). The October 23 non-working public holiday in Cambodia had previously been canceled in the mid-2000's (2005-09-15) in order to promote January 7 as National Liberation Day, which marks the toppling of the Khmer Rouge in 1979.

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