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this day in the yesteryear: Sihanouk Abdicates Cambodian Throne (2004)

Sihanouk Abdicates Cambodian Throne (2004)

From 1941 to 2004, Norodom Sihanouk held several leadership positions in Cambodia—including king, prince, president, prime minister, and head of state. He saw Cambodia through the difficult years of the Vietnam War, the reign of the Khmer Rouge, and the occupation of his nation by Vietnamese forces in the late 1970s. He abdicated his kingship twice, once in favor of his father and once in favor of his son, Norodom Sihamoni. After the second abdication, what became Sihanouk’s official title? More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Cambodia Queen Sihanouk’s Birthday

Cambodia Queen Sihanouk’s Birthday


English: Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk (Mon...

English: Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk (Monique) of Cambodia during a visit in Romania, in 1972 Category:Norodom Monineath Sihanouk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Her Majesty Norodom Monineath Sihanouk is the mother of King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia. The birthday of the Queen Mother is a national holiday in Cambodia, with government offices, schools, and many businesses closed. The holiday is a relatively quiet one, with no lavish festivities normally planned. This is in contrast to the three-day celebration of King Sihanouk‘s Birthday, the former king and late husband of Queen Sihanouk. More… Discuss