Cambodia Public Holidays 2020: Check List of Public Holidays in Cambodia 2020
by Shalini K | Updated Sep 29, 2020
Cambodia Public Holidays 2020
Cambodians enjoy a huge long list of secular and religious enjoyable holidays every year. They share the same holidays with western countries, but most of them are different from Cambodia. Wha public holiday falls on a Sunday, and it is automatically observed on the next day. Here is a list of the public holidays in Cambodia that will be celebrated this year on 2020 given below:
|1 Jan||Wed||New Years Day|
|7 Jan||Tue||Victory Day|
|8 Mar||Sun||International Womens Day|
|9 Mar||Mon||International Womens Day Holiday|
|13 Apr to 16 Apr||Mon to Thu||Khmer New Year|
|1 May||Fri||Labor Day|
|6 May||Wed||Visak Bochea Day|
|10 May||Sun||Royal Ploughing Ceremony|
|11 May||Mon||Royal Ploughing Ceremony Holiday|
|14 May||Thu||King Norodom Sihamoni's Birthday|
|18 Jun||Thu||Queen Mother's Birthday|
|16 Sep to 18 Sep||Wed to Fri||Pchum Ben|
|24 Sep||Thu||Constitution Day|
|15 Oct||Thu||Commemoration of Late King Father|
|29 Oct||Thu||King Norodom Sihamoni's Coronation Day|
|30 Oct to 1 Nov||Fri to Sun||Bon Om Touk|
|9 Nov||Mon||Independence Day|
January 1: New Year's Day
Cambodians dance and drink in the streets, and will also frequently splash water at each other for the countdown to the new year.
January 7: Victory on Genocide Day
At the end of the murderous Khmer Rouge regime is observed with memorials to those who were killed in the genocide.
March 8: International Women's Day
This is a day that is to celebrate the achievement of women and to eradicate violence against women a.
April 13-16: Khmer New Year
In a society where many people still work on the land, this four-day harvest festival is considered the most important of all the public holidays across Cambodia. Many city-dwellers will go toward to the Angkor Archaeological Park for Angkor Sankranti, a giant festival with traditional games, dancing, food and exhibitions all highlighting Khmer culture.
May 1: International Labor Day
It is also known as the International Worker's Day or May Day; this is a day to celebrate the achievement and significance of the working class.
May 6: Visak Bochea
This holiest day in the Buddhist calendar commemorates the birth, death, and attainment of enlightenment of the Buddha. Both public and private areas are freshly cleaned and decorated with flowers, and many people will visit statues of the Buddha with lit candles in the evening.
May 10: Royal Plowing Ceremony
This holiday marks the beginning of the rainy season with feasts and prayers for a bountiful harvest. The main highlight of the day is the ceremony in which the king does a bit of ploughing and planting for the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season.
May 14: King Sihamoni's Birthday
The king of Cambodia will be 67 this year on May 14, which is a public holiday in Cambodia in honour of the famous monarch.
June 18: Queen Mother's Birthday
The Queen Mum of Cambodia will be 84 years old this year. Cambodians celebrate her birthday with family and friendly activities and fireworks.
September 16-18: Pchum Ben
Also known as Ancestor's Day, this Buddhist holiday is the time to remember our dearly departed relatives.
September 24: Constitution Day
After centuries of hardship that was caused by invasions, occupations, and the genocidal Khmer Rouge, having a modern constitution is cause for celebration.
October 15: Commemoration Day of King's Father
Anniversary death of the current king's father, who passed away in 2012.
October 29: King Sihamoni Coronation Day
The king's anniversary coronation in 2004 is celebrated using fireworks, parades, and a variety of cultural events.
October 30 – November 1: Water Festival
This three-day festival marks this time of year when the Tonle Sap River changes its course, and also commemorates a 12th Century naval victory with boat races and fireworks.
November 9: Independence Day
Parades and fireworks are the standard features of the celebrations to mark the anniversary of independence from France in 1953.
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Cambodia Public Holidays 2020 - FAQ
Cambodia has a total of 29 holidays in 2020. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates or sign up for our newsletter to receive regular updates. For any public holiday that falls on a Sunday, workers and employees shall be given one more day off on the next day. Several of the Public Holidays in Cambodia are lunar based. The dates shown above for future years are based on the lunar calendar.