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Coronation Day is a public holiday in Cambodia to commemorate the coronation of HM King Norodom Sihamoni. HM King Sihamoni ascended the throne to succeed his father, Father King Norodom Sihanouk, on October 29, 2004. People in Cambodia celebrate the Day on 29 October every year.

During Cambodia Coronation Day, the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are decorated with different colorful lamps and beautiful garnishes. A formal ceremony is organized and Cambodian lawmakers, monks, family members and diplomats pay a visit to King Sihamoni.

The celebration of Coronation Day in Cambodia is always combined with Former King’s Birthday on October 31. Since both Coronation Day and Former King’s Birthday are public holidays in Cambodia, people usually enjoy three days celebration from 29-31 October. Festivals, parades, street events, and firework displays are being held on that day. Many Cambodian people also use the holiday to have a trip and vacation or take a rest at home and gather with family.