Public Holidays in Namibia in 2018

Namibia Upcoming Holidays in Namibia

Heroes' Day (observed)
Heroes' Day (observed)

27 August 2018 This National holiday is in 12 days. Commemorates the Namibian War of Independence which began on 26 August 1966

International Human Rights Day
International Human Rights Day

10 December 2018 This National holiday is in 117 days. Marks the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2018 This National holiday is in 132 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus the date of which according to tradition took ...

Namibia List of national public holidays of Namibia in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Wednesday March 21 Independence Day
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 01 Workers' Day
Friday May 04 Cassinga Day
Thursday May 10 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Friday May 25 Africa Day
Monday August 27 Heroes' Day (observed)
Monday December 10 International Human Rights Day
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Day of Goodwill


National Holiday


  • Namibia's Public Holidays Act, Act 26 of 1990 provides for 12 public holidays annually
  • If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as a public holiday if the Monday is not already a public holiday

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