Festivals in Cambodia

Highest Recommended Festivals (Besides ETT standard tour availability)
S.no Name of Festival/Fair Festival Day/Dates
1 Boon Pee Mai ( New year Day) 1st January
2 Angkor Wat Marathon 19th - 21st January
3 Chinese New year 16th - 20th February
4 Makabucha Day 1st March
5 Khmer New Year (Chaul Chnam Thmey) 13th - 15th April
6 Royal Ploughing Ceremony (Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl) 18th April
7 King Norodom Sihamoni's Birthday 13th - 15th May
8 Ancestors' Day (Pchum Ben) 8th - 10th October
9 National Independence Day 9th November
10 Water Festival (Bonn Om Touk) 22nd November
11 New year’s Eve 31st December

There are countless fairs, celebrations and festivals in Cambodia each year and travelers planning a trip to Cambodia often have a difficult time deciding which festivals in Cambodia they should experience. All the major festivals of Cambodia are spectacular in their own right, but some are better to include on your tour of Cambodia.