Public Holidays in Malawi in 2018

Malawi Upcoming Holidays in Malawi

Note Observance of fasting during the month of Ramadan is currently in effect. This may affect the length of working hours.

Eid ul-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr

15 June 2018 This National holiday is in 21 days. The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Independence Day
Independence Day

6 July 2018 This National holiday is in 42 days. Marks Malawi's independence from the United Kingdom in 1964

Mother's Day
Mother's Day 

15 October 2018 This National holiday is in 143 days. Mother's Day is celebrated on 15 October, World Rural Womens Day

Malawi List of national public holidays of Malawi in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Monday January 15 John Chilembwe Day 15 January or following Monday
Saturday March 03 Martyrs' Day 3 March or following Monday
Monday March 05 Martyrs' Day Holiday Holiday as Martyr's Day falls on a Saturday in 2018
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day International Workers Day
Monday May 14 Kamuzu Day 14 May or following Monday
Friday June 15 Eid ul-Fitr End of Ramadan
Friday July 06 Independence Day 6 July or following Monday
Monday October 15 Mother's Day World Rural Women's Day
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day


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  • If the date falls on a weekend, the holiday is observed on the following Monday.

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