Cambodia is one of the most festive countries in the world. Khmer New Year or Choul Chhnam Thnmei which falls in April and is usually celebrated over 3 days is one of the most important holidays in Cambodia. In September 2021, the Minister of Labour confirmed that public holidays that fall on a Sunday will no longer be carried to a Monday. There are 21 public holidays in 2022 which are national, cultural, and religious festivals. The holidays in Cambodia 2022 are

Global New Year’s Day 1st January 2022
Victory Day Over Genocide Day 7th January 2022
International Women’s Day 8th March 2022
Khmer New Year 14th, 15th, 16th April 2022
International Labour Day 1st May 2022
Royal Birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni 14th May 2022
Vesak Bochea Day 15th May 2022
Royal Plowing Ceremony 19th May 2022
Royal Birthday of Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanok 18th June 2022
Constitution Day 24th September 2022
Pchum Ben Festival 24th, 25th, 26th September 2022
Coronation Day of King’s Father Norodom Sihamoni 15th October 2022
Coronation Day King Norodom Sihamoni 29th October 2022
Water Festival 7th, 8th, 9th November 2022
National Independence Day 9th November
The day of Visaka Bochea, Royal Plowing, Pchum Ben and Water Festival change every year.

An employer must pay the employee’s regular wage plus an additional 100% for working on a public holiday. If an employee works overtime on public holiday the additional amount is 200% of the current wage rate.

Hsu Yee Lin

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