2023 Public Holidays

When planning to explore Cambodia, it is important to consider carefully where you plan to go and on what dates.

Like any other country, when holidays come along, you can be sure that the crowds will also gather as Khmer and expats meet with friends and family for the 2023 Cambodia Public Holiday.

2023 Cambodia Public Holiday

There are 21 days of Public Holidays announced based on the work calendar for 2023:

January 1; SundayInternational New YearMight be switched with Monday
January 7; SaturdayVictory Day over Genocide
March 8; WednesdayInternational Women’s Day
April 14, 15, 16; Fri-SunKhmer New Year DaysSpans over the weekend
May 1; MondayInternational Labor Day
May 4; ThursdayVisak Bochea Day
May 8; MondayRoyal Plowing Day
May 14; SundayKing Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday
June 18; SundayQueen Monineath’s Birthday
September 24; SundayConstitutional Day
Oct 14, 15, 16; Sat-MonPchum Ben Festival
Oct 15; SundayRespect the spirit of the late King Father
Oct 29; SundayCoronation Day of King Sihamoni
November 9; ThursdayNational Independence Day
Nov 26, 27, 28; Sun-TueWater Festival

Often, the Water Festival is the last official or Cambodian Public Holiday of every year.

Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving

Recently, holidays such as Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving have been observed in Cambodia but not officially. In recent years, malls, shops, and other establishments have started to decorate their venues based on the said holidays. However, these typically do not relate to any office closure.