Public Holidays in Zambia in 2016

Zambia List of National Public holidays of Zambia in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Tuesday March 08 Mar 8 Womens Day
Saturday March 12 Mar 12 Youth Day
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Saturday March 26 Mar 26 Holy Saturday
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Monday May 02 May 2 Labour Day Holiday Public Holiday as Labour Day falls on a Sunday
Wednesday May 25 May 25 African Freedom Day
Monday July 04 Jul 4 Heroes' Day First Monday in July
Tuesday July 05 Jul 5 Unity Day Tuesday after Heroes' Day
Monday August 01 Aug 1 Farmers' Day First Monday in August
Thursday August 11 Aug 11 Public Holiday For general elections and referendum
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Public Holiday Inauguration ceremony of President-elect and the Vice President-elect
Tuesday October 18 Oct 18 National Prayer Day A National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation
Monday October 24 Oct 24 Independence Day
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Christmas Day Holiday Public Holiday as Christmas Day falls on a Sunday


National Holiday


  • Public holidays that fall on a Sunday are moved to the next Monday

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