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Public Holidays of Cambodia

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Cambodia have many different public holidays, Like the Western countries, the people work 8 hours a day at the office, shcool time (7am-11am or 1pm-5pm), and it is a Buddhist country, the people must stop working to respect their national religion.

Cambodia Working Hours

  • Government offices:  7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
  • Business offices:  08:00 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday
  • Shops:  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days a week
  • Banks:  8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday
  • Markets:  6:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week.
  • School time: 7am-11am or 1pm-5pm, and Monday to Friday.

For the people of Cambodia, the Water Festival and Bon Om Touk (The Pirogue Racing Festival) in Phnom Penh is the most magnificent traditional festival. For three days Phnom Penh citizens, foreign tourists and peasants from various provinces gather in the capital to celebrate festival night day.

Public Holidays of Cambodia in 2017

Date

Weekday

Holiday name

Holiday type

Jan 1

Sunday

New Year

Public Holiday

Jan 7

Saturday

Victory over Genocide Day

Public Holiday

Mar 8

Wednesday

International Women Day

Public Holiday

Mar 20

Monday

March equinox

Season

Apr 13

Thursday

Khmer New Year Day (Day 1)

Public Holiday

May 1

Monday

Labour Day

Public Holiday

May 14

Sunday

Mother's Day

Observance

May 14

Sunday

King's Birthday (Day 1)

Public Holiday

May 15

Monday

King's Birthday (Day 2)

Public Holiday

May 16

Tuesday

King's Birthday (Day 3)

Public Holiday

Jun 1

Thursday

International Children Day

Public Holiday

Jun 18

Sunday

Father's Day

Observance

Jun 18

Sunday

King's Mother's Birthday

Observance

Jun 21

Wednesday

June Solstice

Season

Sep 22

Friday

September equinox

Season

Sep 24

Sunday

Constitutional Day

Public Holiday

Oct 15

Sunday

Commemoration Day of King's Father

Public Holiday

Oct 23

Monday

Paris Peace Agreement's Day

Observance

Oct 29

Sunday

King's Coronation Day

Public Holiday

Nov 4

Saturday

Water Festival Ceremony (Day 1)

Public Holiday

Nov 5

Sunday

Water Festival Ceremony (Day 2)

Public Holiday

Nov 6

Monday

Water Festival Ceremony (Day 3)

Public Holiday

Nov 9

Thursday

Independence Day

Public Holiday

Dec 10

Sunday

International Human Rights Day

Public Holiday

Dec 21

Thursday

December Solstice

Season

 

The Pirogue Racing Festival

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Shopping in Cambodia is not like in Bangkok or Singapore in the South East Asia. But when you travel to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, don't miss some local market to buy some local souvenirs.
Cambodia’s official currency is the riel, but you’ll see many people using the US Dollar to pay for everyday expenses. Don’t be fooled into changing dollars into riel at the land border crossings! The touts will tell you that the dollar is now not used anymore, so you have to change into riel at their ridicolous low exchange rate.
Watch all the warning when you travel in the countryside, stay on clear pathways as there may be landmines or unexploded ordnance. At the more remote crossing points, conditions can be basic. Don't travel by yourself to some jungle without any sign of warnings. Because the landmines & unexplosive are still big problem after the war.
Cambodia is a tropical humid country, the heat and the change of climate could cause the sickness for you. If you visit in the hot season, the heat is a big problem for your touring. Wearing the hat, drinking much clean water is alway the best advice. You also never know what happens on your trip, especially some unfortunate case of diarrhoea. You should bring your pharmacy in case. Sometimes you even can not find your right medicine in the places you travel.
For most visitors to the Kingdom, visa are obtainable upon arrival at both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
Cambodia can be visited at any time of year. The ideal months are December and January, when humidity levels are relatively low, there is little rainfall and a cooling breeze whips across the land, but this is also peak season when the majority of visitors descend on the country.
Cambodia might be one of South East Asia’s smallest countries, the country was most destroyed by Pol Pot in the 1970s, but getting to become an highlight in South East Asia. Cambodia is well- known for its Angkor Wat Temple which were built in the 12th Century, and listed as a World's Heritage Wonder.