Government sets 21-day national holiday in 2021


Phnom Penh: The Royal Government of Cambodia has issued a sub-decree on the calendar of public holidays for workers in 2021, signed by Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia on August 26, 2020.

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Civil servants, employees, workers are allowed to take 21 days off work according to the calendar determined by the sub-decree of the Royal Government.

This sub-decree aims to ensure adequate working days for civil servants, employees and workers to achieve high productivity and many other achievements in 2020 as well as subsequent years.

In August 2019, the Royal Government of Cambodia announced the holiday schedule for 2020, which was reduced to 22 days in 2020, reduced to 6 days. However, the Royal Government has decided to increase the traditional New Year holiday to four days.

According to the sub-decree on the calendar of public holidays for the year 2020, signed by Samdech Techo Hun Sen on August 2, it shows that in 2020, the Royal Birthday of the King of Cambodia, His Majesty the King Norodom Sihamoni was reduced to two days, with only one day left. Five other national and international festivals are no longer allowed.

The five festivals include: Meak Bochea, National Day of Remembrance, International Children’s Day, Memorial Day of the Paris Peace Accords, and December 10, Human Rights Day.

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