Cambodia Holiday Calendar 2012
Cambodia homes the world’s oldest Hindu temple built by great Cambodian emperors in the medieval period. It is an architectural marvel that enthralls every traveler who visits Cambodia. As a nation, it was surrounded by other tourist places in Asia such as Thailand and Laos, Cambodia registers millions of visitors every year with tourism being the biggest revenue source for this poverty stricken asian country. With a warm culture and pleasant places, Cambodia is always a treat and a comeback capital of south eastern Asia.
New Year’s Day – Cambodia celebrates New Year after right since the western rule in early medieval period.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Victory Day – It is commemorated to celebrate the end of Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 that brought freedom to Cambodian citizens.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Chinese New Year’s Day - It is the time at which the New Year begins according the calculation based on Chinese moon calendar.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Meak Bochea – It is a national holiday to remember Buddha’s preaching. It is a religious festival diligently observed by Buddhist monks by gathering in the monasteries. It is also called Magha Puja Day.
Thursday, February 7, 2012
Cambodia New Year/Chaul Chnam Thmey – It is an important national festival for Cambodians to celebrate the New Year according to the country’s national calendar. This four day celebration/festival is celebrated with family and friends with social gatherings and parties. It is also a celebration accompanied with gifts and blessings from family’s elders.
Friday, April 13 – Monday, April 16, 2012
Labor Day – Commemorated to celebrate the success and hard work of Cambodians.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Visaka Bochea/Visaka Buja Day – It is a Buddhist festival to celebrate the birth and enlightenment of Lord Buddha.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Royal Ploughing Day(Pithi Chrat Preah Neangkol) – It is a traditional day when planting for yield starts in Cambodia.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
HM King Sihamoni’s Birthday – It is commemorated to celebrate the birthday of King Sihamoni since 1953.
Monday, May 15, 2012
HM the Queen Mother’s Birthday – It is commemorated to celebrate the birthday of the Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk
Monday, June 18, 2012
Cambodia Constitution Day – It is a public holiday to celebrate the commemoration of Constitution in Cambodia.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Pchum Ben Day – It is a festival commemorated to celebrate the spirits of ancestors.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Cambodia Independence Day – It is a public holiday to celebrate the Independence of Cambodia from France
Friday, November 9, 2012
Water Festival/Bon om Thook – It is a festival attended by millions of locals and tourists to celebrate the end of monsoon. There are many events such as dragon boat races that will be a treat to watch for any international traveler who travels to Cambodia at this time of the year. Though, this is the best time to travel to Cambodia, it will be unbelievably crowded in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh
Friday, November 9, 2012