Public Holidays in Botswana in 2018

Botswana Upcoming Holidays in Botswana

Labour Day
May Day

1 May 2018 This National holiday is in 10 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

Ascension Day

10 May 2018 This National holiday is in 19 days. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

Sir Seretse Khama Day
Sir Seretse Khama Day

1 July 2018 This National holiday is in 71 days. Seretse Khama founded the Botswana Democratic Party in 1962 and became Prime Minister i...

Botswana List of National Public holidays of Botswana in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday April 03 Easter Tuesday
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day International Labour Day
Thursday May 10 Ascension 40 days after Easter
Sunday July 01 Sir Seretse Khama Day
Monday July 16 Presidents' Day 3rd Monday in July
Tuesday July 17 Presidents' Day holiday Tuesday after 3rd Monday in July
Sunday September 30 Botswana Day
Monday October 01 Botswana Day holiday
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 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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