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January or February: Chinese and Vietnamese New year- Usually celebrated by the Chinese and Vietnamese people, but many shops and stores are closed. The celebration is determined by the lunar calendar.
January: Commemoration day of the last sermon of the Buddha- The name says it all. This holiday is determined by the lunar calendar.
January 7: National holiday in commemoration of the fall of Khmer Rouge in 1979.
March 8: Women’s Day- This holiday commemorates all the women in Cambodia and in the world.
April: Chaul Chnam- This is the traditional Cambodian New Year.The celebration lasts for three days. The exact date of this holiday is determined by the lunar calendar.
April 17: Independence Day- This day is a national holiday that commemorates the fall of the Lon Nol dictatorship on April 17, 1975.
June 19: Memorial Day- this day is in memorial of the founding of the revolutionary forces of Cambodia in 1951.
June 28: Memorial day- Another memorial of the founding of the Revolutionary People’s Part of Cambodia in 1951.
July: Although exact date depends on the lunar calendar, this month marks the beginning of the Buddhist Lent.
September: End of Buddhist Lent- This day is the final celebrations of the Buddhist Lent. The exact date is determined by the lunar calendar.
September: Prachum Bum- A Cambodia “All-Saints-Day” that commemorates the dead.
October and November: Water Festival- This festival celebrates the turn of the Tonle Sap river. This day is in celebration of when the Tonle Sap is back to the regular level after rainy season.