Public Holidays in Namibia in 2019

Namibia Upcoming Holidays in Namibia

Africa Day
African Unity Day

25 May 2019 This National holiday is in 3 days. Commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity

Ascension Day
Ascension Day

30 May 2019 This National holiday is in 8 days. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

Heroes' Day
Heroes' Day

26 August 2019 This National holiday is in 96 days. Commemorates the Namibian War of Independence which began on 26 August 1966

Namibia List of national public holidays of Namibia in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day
Thursday March 21 Independence Day
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 22 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Wednesday May 01 Workers' Day
Saturday May 04 Cassinga Day
Saturday May 25 Africa Day
Thursday May 30 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday August 26 Heroes' Day
Tuesday December 10 International Human Rights Day
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday 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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