Public Holidays in Cambodia in 2017

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Public Holidays in Cambodia in 2017

This is a complete list of paid public holidays in Cambodia for the year 2017. The list is based on Prakas No. 466, issued by the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. According to the labor law, any public holidays that fall on a Sunday shall be carried forward to the next day.

The majority of Cambodian public holidays are based on Buddhist observances. These days can be great opportunities for visitors to attend a traditional Buddhist festival or ceremony.

With 27 official public holidays in 2017, Cambodia must be the country with the most public holidays in the world! Find the complete list below:

January 01 (Sunday)
International New Year Day

January 07 (Saturday)
Victory over Genocide Day

February 11 (Saturday)
Meak Bochea Day

March 08 (Wednesday)
International Women’s Day

April 14, 15, 16 (Friday – Sunday)
Khmer New Year Day

May 01 (Monday)
International Labor Day

May 10 (Wednesday)
Visak Bochea Day

May 13, 14, 15 (Saturday – Monday)
King’s Birthday, Norodom Sihamoni

May 14 (Sunday)
Royal Plowing Ceremony

June 01 (Thursday)
International Children Day

June 18 (Sunday)
King’s Mother Birthday, Norodom Monineath Sihanouk

September 19, 20, 21 (Tuesday – Thursday)
Pchum Ben Day

September 24 (Sunday)
Constitutional Day

October 15 (Sunday)
Commemoration Day of King’s Father, Norodom Sihanouk

October 23 (Monday)
Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accord

October 29 (Sunday)
King’s Coronation Day, Norodom Sihamoni

November 02, 03, 04 (Thursday – Saturday)
Water Festival Ceremony (Bon Om Touk)

November 09 (Thursday)
Independence Day

December 10 (Sunday)
International Human Rights Day