Public Holidays in Botswana in 2017

Botswana Upcoming Holidays in Botswana

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 32 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2017 This National holiday is in 33 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2018 This National holiday is in 39 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Botswana List of National Public holidays of Botswana in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day
Monday January 02 Jan 2 New Years Holiday Public Holiday as News Years Day falls on a Sunday
Tuesday January 03 Jan 3 New Year's Holiday
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day International Labour Day
Thursday May 25 May 25 Ascension 40 days after Easter
Saturday July 01 Jul 1 Sir Seretse Khama Day
Monday July 17 Jul 17 Presidents' Day 3rd Monday in July
Tuesday July 18 Jul 18 Presidents' Day holiday Tuesday after 3rd Monday in July
Saturday September 30 Sep 30 Botswana Day
Sunday October 01 Oct 1 Botswana Day holiday
Monday October 02 Oct 2 Public Holiday Additional day in lieu as Botswana Day falls on a Saturday
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day


National Holiday


  • If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as a public holiday
  • If 2nd January, 1st October or Boxing Day fall on a Monday, the following Tuesday shall be observed as a public holiday

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