Sihanouk's Birthday


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Sihanouk's (King) Birthday (Former King's Birthday and King Sihamoni Coronation Day)

October 29-October 31
The celebration of former Norodom Sihanouk's birthday on October 31 has been combined with the October 29 anniversary of the coronation of his son, King Norodom Sihamoni. Sihanouk abdicated in favor of his son in 2004. This national holiday is also known as Former King's Birthday and King Sihamoni Coronation Day .
The three-day celebration is centered in Phnom Penh, around the Royal Palace. People from all over the country come to the capital city to watch parades, partake in cultural events, and see the elaborate fireworks display along the riverbank near the palace.
CONTACTS:
Royal Embassy of Cambodia
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Tourism of Cambodia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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