Public Holidays

Banks, ministries and embassies close down during public holidays and festivals, so plan ahead if visiting Cambodia during these times. Cambodians also roll over holidays if they fall on a weekend and take a day or two extra during major festivals. Add to this the fact that they take a holiday for international days here and there, and it soon becomes apparent that Cambodia has more public holidays than any other nation on Earth!

International New Year’s Day 1 January

Victory over the Genocide 7 January

International Women’s Day 8 March

International Workers’ Day 1 May

International Children’s Day 8 May

King’s Birthday 13–15 May

King Mother’s Birthday 18 June

Constitution Day 24 September

Commemoration Day 15 October

Independence Day 9 November

International Human Rights Day 10 December