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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Cambodia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunInternational New Year Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
7 JanSatVictory over Genocidal Regime Day
11 FebSatMeak Bochea Day
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day
14 AprFriKhmer New Year
15 AprSatKhmer New Year
16 AprSunKhmer New Year
17 AprMonKhmer New Year
1 MayMonInternational Labor Day
10 MayWedVisak Bochea Day
13 MaySatKing's Birthday, Norodom Sihamoni
14 MaySunKing's Birthday, Norodom Sihamoni
14 MaySunRoyal Ploughing Ceremony
15 MayMonKing's Birthday, Norodom Sihamoni
15 MayMonRoyal Ploughing Ceremony
Holiday
16 MayTueKing's Birthday, Norodom Sihamoni
1 JunThuInternational Children's Day
18 JunSunKing's Mother Birthday,
Norodom Monineath Sihanouk
19 JunMonKing's Mother Birthday,
Norodom Monineath Sihanouk Holiday
19 SepTuePchum Ben
20 SepWedPchum Ben
21 SepThuPchum Ben
24 SepSunConstitution Day
25 SepMonConstitution Day Holiday
15 OctSunDay of Hommage for the Late King Father,
Norodom Sihanouk
16 OctMonDay of Hommage for the Late King Father,
Norodom Sihanouk Holiday
23 OctMonParis Peace Agreements Day
29 OctSunKing Norodom Sihamoni
Coronation Day
30 OctMonKing Norodom Sihamoni
Coronation Day Holiday
2 NovThuBon Om Touk
3 NovFriBon Om Touk Holiday
4 NovSatBon Om Touk Holiday
9 NovThuIndependence Day
10 DecSunInternational Human Rights Day
11 DecMonInternational Human Rights Day Holiday

The majority of public holidays in Cambodia are based on Buddhist observances, as well as Cambodia’s freedom from the Khmer Rouge regime.

According to Cambodian labour laws, if a “sanctioned” public holiday falls on a Sunday, employees are allowed to take the following Monday as a paid holiday. Payment for public holidays are at the normal hourly wage. If an employee is requested to work on a sanctioned public holiday, he or she will receive the normal wage in addition to 100 percent. This rate is equivalent to double-time.