Cambodia has much more recognised public holidays than almost very country in the world,
The example of the sheer number and duration of public holidays in Cambodia can be seen for the year 2014 as follows:
- January 01 International New Year Day
- January 07 Victory over Genocide Day
- February 14 Meak Bochea Day
- March 08 International Women Day
- April 14, 15, 16 Khmer New Year Day
- May 01 International Labor Day
- May 13 Visak Bochea Day
- May 13, 14, 15 King's Birthday, Norodom Sihamoni
- May 17 Royal Plowing Ceremony
- June 01 International Children Day
- June 18 King's Mother Birthday, Norodom Monineath Sihanouk
- September 22, 23, 24 Pchum Ben Day
- September 24 Constitutional Day
- October 15 Commemoration Day of King's Father, Norodom Sihanouk
- October 23 Paris Peace Agreements Day
- October 29 King's Coronation Day, Norodom Sihamoni
- November 05, 06, 07 Water Festival Ceremony
- November 09 Independence Day
- December 10 International Human Rights Day
So for 2014 Cambodia has 26 days of public holidays with April and May being the most excessive plus Chinese New Year is an unofficial holiday that everybody in Phnom Peng seem to claim some Chinese lineage to take time off to celebrate in February.
Also if any holidays fall upon Saturday or Sunday then those days are moved to the following Mondays and Tuesdays if you work for the government or certain institutions.
Employees can additionally have up to 18 days holiday and/or sick leave according to Cambodian Labour Law.
For Industrial Business Owners it can be madness having staff disappearing to the provinces constantly but tourist areas do get a big boost and other commercial business's do okay.
You just have to work out in advance your travel plans and business plans based on the Cambodian Public Holiday Roulette announced each year.