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Holidays in Cambodia

Cambodia might be one of the countries having the most public holidays. Normally these holidays fall on the festivals or royal events. During the public holiday many people, especially those living in the city ,head to the tourist sites holiday resorts like Kirirom. Khmer New Year, Pchum Ben day, and Water and Moon Festival are mostly family holidays during which all family members gather underneath one roof to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. If you visit a local family during one of these holidays, you will be able to experience real local lifestyle. During public holiday like Khmer New Year, it is also very popular to play games either at home or on the streets. Don’t be surprise if you will be asked to join one of them. If you are to travel by bus during the public holidays which lasts at least 3 days, you must make sure that you book your ticket 1 day before your departure to be guaranteed of a seat.

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Holidays in Cambodia

  • International New Year’s day (January): On the 31st December, the New Year ’s Eve, the New Year countdown is organized by the officials in Phnom Penh as well as at the beach of Sihanouk Ville.
  • Buddha’s Preachment commemoration ceremony (February): This ceremony falls on the day of the full moon in February. As Buddhism is the main religion in Cambodia, this important ceremony is considered to be a public holiday.
  • International women’s day (March): The international women’s day marks the respect and appreciation towards women. This is the day to raise the public awareness of women’s right and gender.
  • Khmer New Year (April): The Khmer new year falls in the middle of the year due tradition. The Khmer New Year is celebrated in April as this is the month when the of most Cambodians who are farmers are free
  • International Labor Day (May): Labor Day is a result of the labor union movement for good working condition at work place.
  • International Children’s Day (June): The international children’s day is celebrated annually in commemoration of the children who had been tortured and killed during the World War II as well as those killed in the Khmer Rouge regime.
  • Pchum Ben day (September): Pchum Ben is a so-called spirit commemoration day. This is the day when Cambodians who are Buddhist bring food to the monks and pray so that the food can reach their ancestors.
  • Paris Peace Accord Day (October): Paris Peace Accord Day marks the end of the civil war after the Khmer Rouge Regime. It’s through this peace accord that the country knew its first election after the killing field.

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