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Friday, May 21, 2010 - Celebrate the Cambodian Queen Mother's Birthday in Siem Reap

PRLEAP.COM) can reveal that people who have booked accommodation in Siem Reap during June could find that their stay coincides with one of Cambodia’s royal holidays.

On June 18th, the country celebrates the birthday of the Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk.

This year, she will be marking her 74th birthday, while her husband will turn 88 at the end of October. Their eldest son Norodom Sihamoni is the current king of Cambodia.

Although this is only classed as a minor celebration, anyone visiting Cambodia will notice that banners and greetings for the queen are rolled out around the country’s cities.

In recent years, it has become known as a family celebration, allowing parents to spend time with their children, Holidays Around the World informs.

People visiting Siem Reap will find that there are a range of activities organised for children on this day.

These are usually centred on parks or malls and many families choose to spend the day together and take part in the festivities.

In Cambodia, the royal family remain an important part of life, with several celebrations dedicated to them each year.

These include the King’s Birthday and Royal Ploughing Ceremony, which take place each May, as well as the King Father’s Birthday, which is marked in October.

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