Here you find a list of the Cambodian holidays for
the year 2013. It contains many traditional festivals and Buddhist
holidays, which are based on lunar calendars. So most Cambodian
holiday dates change from year to year.
International New Year's Day
The celebration of New Year's Eve has become more and
more popular in Cambodia but not really a official public
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Victory over Genocide Day
This national holiday marks the end of the Khmer Rouge regime
after their defeat to the Vietnamese.
Monday, 7 January 2013
Chinese New Year
First new moon in the Chinese lunar calendar. Not an offical
Sunday, 10 February 2013
Monday, 11 February 2013
Meak Bochea Day /Magha Puja Day
An important Buddhist holy day, celebrated on the full
moon day of the third lunar month in the Buddhist Calendar. Day is
for the veneration of Buddha and his teachings.
Monday, 25 February 2013
International day for women.
Friday, 8 March 2013
Cambodian Khmer New Year/Chaul Chnam
Khmer New Year is Cambodia's most important holiday in the year.
They travel to their hometowns to spend the holiday with their
families. The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year's
Day. This time of the year is at the end of the harvesting season.
The farmers enjoy the fruits of their harvest and relax before the
rainy season begins. Sok Sabay, Ch'nam Tmey means Happy New
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Labour Day / May Day
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
HM King Sihamoni's Birthday
The birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni on 14 May 1953.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Visaka Bochea / Visaka Buja Day
Buddhist observance commemorating the birth, enlightenment and
passing of the Buddha
Friday, 24 May 2013
Royal Ploughing Day Ceremony
Known in Cambodia as Pithi Chrat Preah Neangkol, this public
holiday corresponds to the start of the planting season.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
International and Cambodian Children's Day celebrated to raise
awareness of children abuse, children trafficking and children
Saturday, 1 June 2013
HM the Queen Mother's Birthday
The birthday of The Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
A public holiday called to celebrate the anniversary signing of
the Cambodian new constitution by King Sihanouk on 24 September
Tuesday, 24 Sepember 2013
Pchum Ben Day
Celebrations of the Ancestors. Cambodians visit many pagodas over
two weeks. They give Food, flowers, rice and other gifts to
the monks to convey to the afterlife so the dead do not haunt the
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Friday, 4 October 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Commemoration Day of King's Father Norodom Sihanouk
Day in honour of the late King's Father Norodom Sihanouk.
This is a newly-signed holiday which in 2013.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Paris Peace Agreement Day
The signing of peace treaty in Paris on October 23, 1991.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Cambodia Coronation Day
Cambodia Coronation Day is the anniversary of the
coronation of current King Norodom Sihamoni.
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Cambodia Independence Day
Marks anniversary of independence from France.
Saturday, 9 November 2013
Water Festival / Bon Om Thook
Celebrating the end of the raining season. Dragon boats race for
three days on the river in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Monday, 18 November 2013
Human Rights Day
A United Nations-inspired holiday.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Not an official holiday in Cambodia.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
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