The Royal Cambodian Government released a sub-decree in August 2023 to officially announce the Cambodian public holidays in 2024. There will be in total 22 public holidays spread across 15 international, national, cultural, and religious festivals.
The three longest public holidays are Khmer New Year which runs for four days (13-16 April 2024), Pchum Ben for three days (1-3 October 2024), and the Water Festival for three days (14-16 November 2024).
An additional day is being added to the 2024 public holiday calendar – the Khmer New Year holiday will increase from three to four consecutive days.
In 2021, the Minister of Labour and Vocational Training changed the policy on public holidays that fall on a Sunday, which no longer are carried over to a Monday in Cambodia although some businesses still apply this at their own discretion.
The total number of public holidays in Cambodia has decreased in recent years, but the Kingdom still enjoys some of the highest numbers of public holidays globally. This is something to consider for all businesses, regardless of sector, when operating in Cambodia.
What Are The Cambodia Public Holidays 2024
- 1 January (Monday) – International New Year’s Day
- 7 January (Sunday) – Victory Day over Genocide
- 8 March (Friday) – International Women’s Day
- 13, 14, 15, 16 April (Saturday-Tuesday)– Khmer New Year
- 1 May (Wednesday) – International Labour Day
- 14 May (Tuesday) – His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday
- 22 May (Wednesday) – Visak Bochea Day
- 26 May (Sunday) – Royal Plowing Ceremony
- 18 June (Tuesday) – Her Majesty the Queen-Mother NORODOM MONINEATH SIHANOUK of Cambodia
- 24 September (Tuesday) – Constitutional Day
- 1, 2, 3 October (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) – Pchum Ben Festival
- 15 October (Tuesday) – Mourning Day of the Late King-Father NORODOM SIHANOUK of Cambodia
- 29 October (Tuesday) – Coronation Day of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia
- 9 November (Saturday) – National Independence Day
- 14, 15, 16 November (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) – Water Festival*
*We had incorrectly included the 2023 dates for Water Festival when first published but this has been corrected.