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14 Dec 2010


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)
Labour Day

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)
Constitution Day

26th, 27th & 28th September (19)
Pchum Ben

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)
Independence Day

9th, 10th & 11th Nov (25, I guess the 8th or 12th will become a holiday because of the overlap with Independence Day above...)
Water Festival

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!

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