Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Which Country Has The Most Public Holidays in A Year?

Which Country Has The Most Public Holidays in A Year?

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

Which Country Has The Most Public Holidays in A Year?

NEW DELHI (DataLEADS/ANN) - Cambodia enjoys most holidays whereas Singapore has the least number of mandatory holidays.

All around the world there are many non-working days which are set aside in the lieu of political, cultural and religious events related to that country.

In Asia, Cambodia enjoys the most number of non - working days with 28 public holidays in a year, according to date collected by the World Atlas. The country uses traditional Khmer calendar for the Buddhist holidays and syncs it with solar calendar for other business holidays.

The second spot for most number of holidays is shared by Sri Lanka. The country has around 25 public holidays in a year.

India has third highest number of holidays in Asia with 21 public holidays every year. The holiday calendar is quite diverse based on multi religious and multi-cultural population across the country.

Philippines is at the fourth spot with 18 public holidays a year. Some of the most significant holidays of the year are New Year ’s Eve, Independence Day and Holy week. It is followed by China with 17 holidays a year the significant one being Dragon boat festival, Lantern festival and National day.

Thailand and Pakistan each have 16 holidays per year followed by Japan and Malaysia with 15 holidays each. Indonesia has 14 public holidays in a year.

South Korea has 13 Public holidays in a year. Non-working days in South Korea are known as red days only because those days are marked in red on the calendar. Choseok is the Korean thanksgiving and one of the most significant holidays of the year.

Nepal has 13 holidays per year. Singapore has the least number of holidays with 11 off days per year.

MOST VIEWED

  • Over 100 Chinese nationals to be deported for online scam

    The Ministry of Interior is planning to deport 128 Chinese nationals after they were arrested in Preah Sihanouk province on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in an online money extortion scam. Y Sokhy, the head of the Department of Counter-terrorism and Transnational Crime, told The Post

  • LPG gas explosion injures 13 people, including foreigners, in Siem Reap

    An explosion on Wednesday at a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) car and tuk-tuk refuelling station in Siem Reap city has left 13 people, including an American and a Briton, suffering burns. The seven most severely burned, including a provincial police officer, were sent to a Thai

  • The French mother navigating the capital in her own personal tuk-tuk

    French woman Cecile Dahome gracefully manoeuvres her tuk-tuk through the manic streets of Phnom Penh with the precision of a Japanese katana before a herd of motorcyclists, attempting to perform illegal U-turns, cuts her off. The riders, like baby ducklings following their mother’s tracks,

  • More than 800 people test positive for HIV in 2018

    The National Aids Authority (NAA) said more than 800 people tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) last year, joining over 76,000 others aged between 15 and 49 in the Kingdom already infected with the virus. The spread of HIV/AIDS in the Kingdom is showing few signs of