Phnom Penh (FN), November 9 - Google and Facebook celebrated the 64th anniversary of Cambodia’s independence from France on 9 November 1953 and is Cambodia’s national holiday each year.

Today, Google highlighted the Cambodian flag in its logo, "Cambodia Independence Day."

On Facebook, it has been designed with balloons and an independence monument with "Happy Independence Day."

Cambodian Independence Day is celebrated with festivals, parades, and firework displays across Cambodia.

The main celebrations are held in Phnom Penh beginning with a formal ceremony at the Independence Monument, which is situated at the junction of the Preah Norodom and Preah Sihanouk Boulevards.

This is followed by a gala parade featuring colorful floats and marching bands in front of the Royal Palace.

In the evening, the Royal Palace and other buildings are illuminated and a huge fireworks display takes place near the riverbanks of the Royal Palace.