Cambodia (Kampuchea) is also called as Kingdom of Cambodia with the capital as Phnom Penh and is located in the southern portion of Indochina peninsula, in South East Asia.
Here is a list of the Cambodia Holidays 2013:
|New Year’s Day||January 1||Beginning of Gregorian calendar|
|Victory day||January 7||End of Khmer rouge regime|
|International Women’s day||March 8||Social, Political & economic achievements of women|
|Meak Bochea||March 27||Gathering of monks to hear Buddha’s preaching|
|Khmer New Year||April 14 – 16||Celebration of Khmer new year|
|Labor Day||May 1||Economic and social achievements of workers|
|Royal ploughing Ceremony||May 11||Beginning of Ploughing season|
|King Sihamoni Birthday||May 13 – 15||King Norodom Sihamoni birthday on May 14th|
|Visaka Bochea||May 25||Buddhist observance commemorating the birth, enlightenment, passing of Buddha|
|Queen Mother’s day||June 18||Birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Sihamoni|
|Constitution day||September 24||Constitutional monarchy|
|Pchum Ben||October 14||Ancestor’s day|
|King Father’s birthday||October 31||Birthday of King Father Sihanouk on October 31|
|Independence day||November 9||Cambodia’s independence from France|
|Water festival/boat racing festival||November 27||Water in Mekong and Tonle Sap changes course|
|Human rights day||December 10||Universal declaration of human rights|
New Year’s Day: Tuesday, 1 January 2013
The beginning of the Gregorian calendar is celebrated as the New Year.
Victory Day: Monday, 7 January 2013
The Khmer empire established by King Jayavaraman II came to an end on this day in 1979.
International Women’s Day: Friday, 8 March 2013
Cambodia celebrates the economical, political and social achievements of women.
Meak Bochea: Wednesday, 27 March 2013
It’s a colorful festival at temples, during which nearly 1,250 monks gather together to offer prayers.
Khmer New Year: Sunday to Tuesday, 14 to 16 April 2013
A three days celebration – Maha Songkran, Virak Wanabat Tngay Leang Saka. Cambodia farmers celebrate the end of the harvesting season enjoying the yield.
Labor Day: Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Cambodia honors the economic and social achievements of workers.
Ploughing ceremony: Saturday, 11 May 2013
Royal ploughing ceremony marks the beginning of the sowing and planting season of rice grains.
King Norodom Sihamoni’s birth day: Monday to Wednesday, 13 to 15 May 2013
Cambodia celebrates the birth anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14, 1953, the eldest son of King Norodom Sihanouk.
Visaka Bochea: Saturday, 25 May 2013
The birth, enlightenment (nirvana) and passing of Lord Buddha (parinirvana) is celebrated.
Birth day of Queen Norodom Monneith Sihanouk: Monday, 18 June 2013
Cambodia celebrates Queen mother Norodom Monneith Sihanouk’s birthday, born the same day in 1936 at Vietnam.
Constitution Day: Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Cambodia remembers the signing of the constitution by King Sihanouk in 1993 amidst a troubled history.
Pschum Ben festival: Monday, 14 October 2013
Fifteen days celebration – ancestors are remembered, a belief pertaining to Hinduism.
King father Sihanouk’s birthday: Thursday, 31 October 2013
Birthday of king father Sihanouk, born on 31 October, 1922.
Independence Day: Saturday, 9 November 2013
Cambodia gained independence from France same day in 1953.
Water festival: Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Cambodia’s Water festival is celebrated when water in Mekong and Tonle Sap changes course.
Human Rights Day: Tuesday, 10 December 2013
UN General Assembly adopted and proclaimed a universal declaration of human rights.
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