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Commemoration of Late King Father
Cambodia

Commemoration of Late King Father 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Cambodia

On 15 October, Cambodia celebrates Commemoration of Late King Father Day to honour their former king, Norodom Sihanouk, who passed away on 15 October, 2012. His son, Norodom Sihamoni, became king in his stead eight years before his death.

YearDateDayHoliday
202015 OctThuCommemoration of Late King Father
202115 OctFriCommemoration of Late King Father
202215 OctSatCommemoration of Late King Father
202315 OctSunCommemoration of Late King Father
16 OctMonCommemoration of Late King Father Holiday
202415 OctTueCommemoration of Late King Father

The late king father of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, was born in 1922 and took the throne of his native country in 1941. However, his reign ended in 1955, and he was exiled from Cambodia in 1978. But in 1993, he again became king and continued to reign until 2004.

Norodom Sihanouk stepped down from the throne in 2004 due to health problems that interfered with his ability to fulfil his role as king. But he did not die until years later.

Every year, on 15 October, Cambodians remember and pay their respects to their late king. Many may also visit the statue of Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh on Late King Father Day.