Public Holidays in Namibia in 2018

Namibia Upcoming Holidays in Namibia

Africa Day
African Unity Day

25 May 2018 This National holiday is Tomorrow. Commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity

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

27 August 2018 This National holiday is in 95 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 200 days. Marks the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Namibia List of national public holidays of Namibia in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 02 New Year's Day (observed)
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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