Court Holidays 2021

For UNAKRT staff: In accordance with the UN Country Team's endorsement, the public holidays for 2021 for the United Nations system in Cambodia have been designed as follow: 

1/    01 January, Friday (International New Year's Day) 

2/    14 April, Wednesday (Khmer New Year) 

3/    15 April, Thursday (Khmer New Year)

4/    16 April, Friday (Khmer New Year)

5/    13 May, Thursday (Eid al-Fitr/Mandatory)

6/    23 July, Friday (Eid al-Adha/ Mandatory) 

7/    06 October, Wednesday, (Pchum Ben)

8/    07 October, Thursday (Pchum Ben)

9/    19 November, Friday, (Water Festival) 

The UN staff members are entitled t 10 official UN holidays annually.

In accordance with the UN General Assembly resolutin 69/250 and 72/19, it was decided to allow one floating holiday per calendar year for stafff to observe any one of the floating holidays decided by the General Assembly or one designated by the country team. 

10/      7 January, Thursday (Orthodox Christmas) 

           22 March, Monday (Nowruz)

           30 April, Monday (Orthodox Good Friday)

           14 May, Friday (King's Birthday)

           26 May, Wednesday (Day of Vesak)

           16 September, Thursday (Yom Kippur)

           4 November, Thursday (Diwali)

           19 November, Friday (Gurpurab)

Staff members should inform thier supervisors in advance as early in the year as possible of the floating holiday they wish to observe. Managers are to respect the floating holiday chosen by the staff member.


The national staff of ECCC will observe the following public holidays announced in the sub-decree ១៣១​អនក្រ.បក issued by the Royal Government of Cambodia on 26 August 2020: 

01 January, Friday (International New Year's Day) 

07 January, Thursday (Victory over Genocide Day) 

08 March, Monday (International Women's Day) 

14, 15, 16 April, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, (Khmer New Year)  

26 April, Monday (Visak Bouchea Day) 

30 April, Friday (Royal Ploughing Ceremony)

01 May, Saturday (International Labor Day)

14 May, Friday (King Norodom Sihamoni's Birthday) 

18 June, Friday (Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk's Birthday) 

24 September, Friday (Constitutional Day)

5, 6, 7 October, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (Pchum Ben Day)

15 October, Friday (Commemoration day of King Norodom Sihanouk)

29 October, Friday (Coronation Day) 

09 November, Tuesday (Independence Day)

18, 19, 20 November, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Water Festival) 

Note: holidays failing on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday) will not be carried forward to the next working day. ECCC staff will not observe official holidays of UN, as listed above.