What is the Paris Peace Accord?

The Paris Peace Accord was officially named “Agreements on a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodia Conflict”.

That name is a bit too long so let’s stick with Paris Peace Accord. This agreement was signed by a total of 19 governments on October 23, 1991, and pronounced the end of the Cambodian – Vietnamese War.

 

What Happens During the Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accord?

Seeing as the anniversary of the Paris Peace Accord is a public holiday, most Khmer people have the day off of work. This is a great opportunity to get outside an appreciate Cambodia’s natural beauty along with locals.
 

When is the Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accord?

The Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accord was announced to be a public holiday in Cambodia by the government in late 2012. The Paris Peace Accords anniversary falls on October 23rd, every year.
 

What should you do during the Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accord?

If you are in Phnom Penh, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the main festival. This includes political speeches, cultural events, and fireworks!

Another great way to spend this holiday in Cambodia is by learning what happened to lead up to this peace agreement. Visit the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.