Public holidays in Cambodia consist of many local traditional festivals as well as Buddhist holidays. Those holidays are based on lunar calendar, thus the dates of the holidays vary from year to year according to Gregorian calendar.
The list of Cambodia public holidays for calendar year 2013 provided here is based on estimate. Therefore, we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this Cambodia public holidays 2013 calendar.
List of Public Holidays in Cambodia for year 2013
Below is the list of 2013 Cambodia holidays.
New Year’s Day
The first day of the year according to Western calendar. New Year is not an official holiday in Cambodia, but many businesses are closed on this day.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Commemorates the end of Khmer Rouge regime after their defeat to the Vietnamese in 1979.
Monday, 7 January 2013
Meak Bochea Day
Commemorates Buddha’s preaching to the gathering monks.
Monday, 25 February 2013
International Women’s Day
Celebrates the bravery of women around the world.
Friday, 8 March 2013
Cambodian Khmer New Year / Chaul Chnam Thmey Khmer New Year is considered as the most important holidays to celebrate the New Year in Cambodia. This holiday is usually celebrated for 3 days.
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Labor Day / May Day Labor Day celebrates the workers’ economic and social achievement.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
HM King Shihamon’s Birthday
Celebrate the birthday of HM King Norodom Sihamony on 14 May 1953. This holiday is usually celebrated for 3 days.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Visaka Bochea / Visaka Buja Day Vesak – Commemorates the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing to the nirvana.
Friday, 24 May 2013
Royal Plowing Ceremony
Also known as Pithi Chrat Preah Neangkol, correspond to the start of planting season.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Celebrates childhood and wishes the children happiness and good life.
Saturday, 1 June 2013
HM the King’s Mother Birthday
Celebrates the birthday of King’s Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk in 1936.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Cambodia Constitution Day Cambodia Constitution Day celebrates the signing of Cambodian new constitution by King Sihanouk in 1993.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Pchum Ben Day Pchum Ben is a festival to respect the ancestors by cooking foods and giving offerings to the monks.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Friday, 4 October 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Commemoration Day of King’s Father Norodom Sihanouk
Memorial Day as a homage to the late King’s Father Norodom Sihanouk. This is a newly-signed holiday which will be observed in 2013.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Paris Peace Agreement Day
Commemorate the signing of peace treaty in Paris on October 23, 1991.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Cambodia Coronation Day
Celebrates the anniversary of the coronation of current King Norodom Sihamoni.
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Cambodia Independence Day
Celebrates the independence from France in 1953.
Saturday, 9 November 2013
Water Festival / Bon Om Thook Bon Om Thook celebrates the end of monsoon season. A holiday that mark the changing course of the Mekong river and Tonle Sap river.
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Monday, 18 November 2013
Human Rights Day
Commemorates the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013