Just as in the rest of the world, this is a day of rest after a night of festivities.
Victory Day over Genocide
On 7 January 1979 nearly four years at the hands of the Khmer Rouge came to an end when the Vietnamese Army streamed across the border and rid the country of Pol Pot’s regime. Although the average Cambodian still has mixed feelings about the Vietnamese, this day was nothing short of momentous for the population that survived and is celebrated with a holiday and solemn remembrance.
Taking place in either January or February dependent on the Khmer lunar calendar, this is one of the largest celebrations in Cambodia, with an array of fireworks and parades.