The Royal Government has signed a sub-decree establishing the 2024 national public holiday dates for Cambodia.

The most notable modification is the elongation of the Khmer New Year holiday.

Traditionally lasting three days, the event will now last four days next year.

Cambodia holiday dates 2024

Date  Public Holiday 
January 1 (Monday) International New Year’s Day
January 7 (Sunday) Victory over Genocide Day
March 8 (Friday) International Women’s Day
April 13-16 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday) Khmer New Year’s Day
May 1 (Wednesday) International Labor Day
May 14 (Tuesday) King’s Birthday, Norodom Sihamoni
May 22 (Wednesday) Visak Bochea Day
May 26 (Sunday) Royal Plowing Ceremony
June 18 (Tuesday) Queen Mother’s Birthday, Norodom Monineath Sihanouk
September 24 (Tuesday) Constitutional Day
October 1-3 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) Pchum Ben
October 15 (Tuesday) Commemoration Day of King’s Father, Norodom Sihanouk
October 29 (Tuesday) King’s Coronation Day, Norodom Sihamoni
November 9 (Saturday) Independence Day
November 14-16 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) Water Festival Ceremony

To celebrate confidently in 2024, make sure you are aware of Cambodia’s official public holidays in 2024:

Monday, January 1

International New Year’s Day – Although Cambodia has a separate celebration for the Khmer New Year, International New Year’s Day is also celebrated.

Sunday, January 7

Victory Day over Genocide – January 7 (Prampi Makara) marks the end of the Khmer Rouge regime on January 7 1979 and is widely known as Victory Day.

Friday, March 8

International Women’s Day – Countries around the world, including Cambodia, recognize and celebrate what women have contributed to society socially, culturally, economically, and politically. Colours worn on this day are usually white, purple, and green.

Saturday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 16

Khmer New Year – Usually spanning three days, in 2024 it will be four, during which time most Khmers return to their hometown to celebrate with family.

Wednesday, May 1

International Labor Day – A global celebration and recognition of workers around the world with a parade and other festivities.

Tuesday, May 14

King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday – A national holiday to celebrate the Royal Birthday of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni.

Wednesday, May 22

Visak Bochea Day – An annual celebration of the three main events in Buddha’s life; his birth, enlightenment and death (aka nirvana). The date of this celebration varies as it depends on the Gregorian calendar but it is usually held in May.

Sunday, May 26

Royal Plowing Ceremony – One of the biggest events that commemorates the beginning of the planting season, commonly known as Bon Chroat Preah Nongkoal in Khmer.

Tuesday, June 18

Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk’s Birthday – A national holiday to celebrate the Royal Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, the Queen Mother of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Tuesday, September 24

Constitutional Day – A national holiday to commemorate the day when the constitution was signed by the late King Norodom Sihanouk in 1993.

Tuesday, October 1 – Thursday, October 3

Pchum Ben Festival – A festival to celebrate and remember ancestors across over three days, which is known as Pchum Ben Festival or Ancestors’ Day.

Tuesday, October 15

Day in Honor of the Late King Father – Each year, the day of the death of King Norodom Sihanouk is declared as a national holiday to commemorate him.

The day is known as Commemoration Day to the Royal Soul of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preahmahaviraksat, King-Father of the Cambodian National Independence, Territorial Integrity and Unity.

Tuesday, October 29

Coronation Day of King Sihamoni – Since his coronation, this day is celebrated annually and typically celebrations include parades, fireworks, and more.

Saturday, November 9

National Independence Day – Celebrated across the nation to commemorate independence from France in 1953.

Thursday, November 14 – Saturday, Saturday 16

Royal Water Festival – Each year, the reversal of the flows of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers is celebrated for three days when locals and foreigners can enjoy water shows, live music and boat races.

Cambodia 2024 Public Holiday dates
2024 Public Holiday dates
Cambodia 2024 Public Holiday dates
2024 Public Holiday dates


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