Kampuchea has 28 days of paid holidays, almost a month. It also made the country the world record holder for holidays.
Not long ago, Kampuchea increased another holiday: in May 20th this year, more than 15 million Kampuchea people did not have to work for the first time. The new “national mourning day” aims to mourn the millions of civilians slaughtered under the Khmer Rouge in the late 70s.
At the end of 7, Kampuchea will meet the election again. For voters, a day’s legal holiday is natural. However, Kampuchea has enough legal holidays related to history, system, Buddhism and royalty.
97% of Kampuchea’s people believe in Buddhism, so there are more religious festivals. Although king Norodom Sihamoni did not participate in politics, he was highly respected. His birthday, the birthday of the queen mother, the anniversary of the old king and the coronation day of the king are all legal holidays in Kampuchea.
In addition, there are festivals commemorating independence from the French colonial rule, ending the Khmer Rouge rule, Promulgating the Constitution and signing the Paris peace agreement. And Labor Day, Match 8 Women’s Day, Children’s Day and human rights day (December 10th) is a statutory holiday.
People in Kampuchea enjoy the holidays. Many people use their holidays to visit their relatives or friends in the distance or go to the seaside for a holiday. At this time, the Phnom Penh in the capital will be much quieter than usual. People in Kampuchea also like to extend the holiday. In the middle of April, the traditional Kampuchea new year has 3 consecutive days of vacation, but in fact, people celebrate almost two weeks, during which almost everything stops.
Although there are many exciting holidays, there are still some people who feel bad about it, mainly business people. Sardin, who runs a silk store in Phnom Penh, said: “too many holidays seriously affect business. I even don’t open 20 days in some months, but I have to pay the whole month rent and give the workers a full salary. “