30 August 2021

Cambodian Public Holidays in 2022

For year 2022, does Cambodia have any planned public holiday changes?

While decreasing yearly public holidays has been a Cambodian government trend of late, the 2022 public holiday schedule will roughly match the 2021 schedule with 21 planned holidays according to sub-decree N 145 of August 19, 2021.  However, in year 2022 Independence day (November 9, 2022) will overlap with the three day water festival period (7, 8 and 9 November), reducing the total public holiday number to 20 days for year 2022 instead of 21 days for year 2021.

The 2022 announced holiday schedule is as follows:

Jan 01International New Year Day
Jan 07Victory over Genocide Day
Mar 08International Women’s Day
Apr 14, 15, 16Khmer New Year Day
May 01International Labor Day
May 14King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday
May 15Visak Bochea Day
May 19Royal Plowing Ceremony
Jun 18Queen  Norodom Monineath’s Birthday
Sep 24Constitutional Day
Sep  24, 25, 26Pchum Ben Festival
Oct 15Commemoration Day of King’s Father, Norodom Sihanouk
Oct 29King’s Coronation Day, Norodom Sihamoni
Nov 07, 08, 09Water Festival
Nov 09Independence Day