International New Year’s Day
Victory Over Genocide Day
Held during the full moon of the month of Meak Bochea in commemoration of the spontaneous gathering of the monks to listen to the Buddha’s preaching.
International Women’s Day
Cambodian New Year
A three-day celebration after the end of harvest to mark the turn of The New Year according to the Khmer lunar calendar. Every home is seen with attractive decorations. shrines are full of food and beverages given as offerings to God.
Other people attend Buddhist temples where traditional games are also performed. More Details Click here
International Labor’s Day
His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromoneath Norodom Sihamoni Festivities are held throughout the capital city.
Visak Bochea Day (Birthday of Buddha)
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
It is culturally celebrated to alert the nation of the commencement of rainy season, and farmers to be ready for farming rice by starting to plough. The venue is a field at a wing of Royal Palace, Phnom Penh. The scene is interesting as it depicts real ploughing
activities where cows are given a variety of crops to eat. Based on the choices of crops eaten by the cows, prediction are made for the coming cultivation and cropping year. More details click here …
International Children’s Day
Her Majesty Preah Akkaek Mohesey Norodom Monineath Sihanouk Birthday
September 28 – 30
Boon Pchum Ben ( The Soul Day )
A religious festival to bless the souls of ancestors, relatives and friends alike who have passed away. Household members attend Buddhist temples.
Paris Peace Agreement
King Coronation Day
Retired King Birth’s Day
Birthday of His Majesty retired King Norodom Sihanouk
A giant firework display is held close to the riverbanks in front of the Royal Palace.
Cambodia became an independent state in 1953.
November 11- 12 – 13