Lots of this to come I fear...
With the seasonal flurry of bank holidays back in the UK almost here, VSO Cambodia have released details of the Cambodian public holidays we can look forward to in 2011. Feast your eyes on this, I'll keep a running total beside each date!
(NB. As in the UK, where the holiday falls on a weekend the Monday becomes the day off.)
1st January (1)
International New Year's Day
7th January (2)
Victory Over Genocide Regime
18th February (3)
Meak Bochea Day
8th March (4)
International Women's Day
14th, 15th & 16th April (7)
Khmer New Year's Day (or should that be days, plural!)
1st May (8, this is the total number in the UK)
13th, 14th & 15th May (11)
Birthday of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia
17th May (12)
Visak Bochea Day
21st May (13)
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
1st June (14)
International Children & Cambodian Children Day
18th June (15)
Birthday of Her Majesty the Wueen-Mother NORODOM MONINEATH SIHANOUK of Cambodia
24th September (16)
26th, 27th & 28th September (19)
29th October (20)
Coronation Day of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah
Boromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia.
31st October (21)
Birthday of His Majesty King Father Preah NORODOM
SIHANOUK of Cambodia.
9th November (22)
9th, 10th & 11th Nov (25, I guess the 8th or 12th will become a holiday because of the overlap with Independence Day above...)
10th December (26)
International Human Rights Day
So that's 26 in total. Even with the royal wedding bonus next year this is still three times as many as the UK, even more if you bear in mind that two or more bank holidays in a week means that lots of people will see that as fair game to take the whole week!