10 October 2022

Public Holidays in 2023

What is the status of the upcoming Cambodian 2023 public holidays?

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (“MLVT“) has announced the public holidays in 2023, through a recent Prakas (No. 243/22).

This Prakas indicated no substantial changes from the previous year’s Prakas (No. 277/71) on Public Holidays. However, 2023 will see one day less in public holidays when compared with public holidays announced for 2022, since the Commemoration Day of King Norodom Sihanouk (15 October 2022) will fall on the last day of the Pchum Ben Festival (13, 14, and 15 October), thereby limiting the overall number of public holidays to 20 days in 2023.

Below are the holidays which have been announced for 2023:


Date Holidays
1 Jan International New Year’s Day
7 Jan Victory over Genocide Day
8 Mar International Women’s Day
14, 15, 16 April Khmer New Year’s Days
1 May International Labor Day
4 May Visak Bocha Day
8 May Royal Plowing Ceremony
14 May King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday
18 Jun Queen Norodom Monineath’s Birthday
24 Sep Constitutional Day
13, 14, 15 Oct Pchum Ben Festival
15 Oct Commemoration Day of King Norodom Sihanouk
29 Oct Coronation Day of King Sihamoni
9 Nov National Independence Day
26, 27, 28 Nov Water Festival Days

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact Liew Shan BergHout Sreypich, Sopheareach Prum or Matthew Rendall, of Sok Siphana & Associates.