In the Kingdom of Cambodia, the 29th of October has special significance. This date is celebrated as a public holiday and it commemorates the anniversary of Cambodia’s King’s coronation in 2004. This is a holiday that’s celebrated with quite a lot of fervor across Cambodia, and with a special public birthday celebration.
It’s also a public holiday, so all civil servants are given the day off, as are many of the workers working in the private sector. It’s also a day when schools, businesses, and non-essential government offices are closed. There are also various festivals and parades that are held on this day.
The History Of King’s Coronation Day In Cambodia
In 2004, King Norodom Sihanouk announced his abdication of the throne due to his poor health, and his son, King Norodom Sihamoni was made king after he was chosen by the throne council. In Cambodia, the King is an elected monarch, and he was formally appointed the King of Cambodia on October 29th, 2004. He remains the ruling monarch to this day.
Observing King’s Coronation Day In Cambodia
One of the main events that take place on this day is the official state-sponsored birthday celebration for the king. There are also parades, festivals, and other special events that take place on this day.
Many of the birthday wishes are broadcast on television and radio, so the entire country can take part in the festivities, even if they’re home. On Social media, the hashtag KingsCoronationDayCambodia can be used to broadcast this holiday across the Internet.
When is King’s Coronation Day?
|This year (2022)||October 29 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2023)||October 29 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2021)||October 29 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|