National Holidays in Zambia in 2022

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There are fourteen national public holidays observed in the Republic of Zambia. This includes Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday which always fall on a weekend.

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List of Holidays in Zambia in 2022

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Saturday New Year's Day National Holiday
Tuesday Women's Day (in lieu) National Holiday
Saturday Youth Day National Holiday
Friday Public Holiday National Holiday Funeral of Rupiah Banda.
Friday Good Friday National Holiday
Saturday Holy Saturday National Holiday
Monday Easter Monday National Holiday
Thursday Kenneth Kaunda Day National Holiday
Sunday Labour Day (in lieu) National Holiday International Workers' Day
Monday Labour Day (in lieu) National Holiday International Workers' Day
Wednesday African Unity Day National Holiday
Monday Heroes' Day National Holiday First Monday in July
Tuesday Unity Day National Holiday Tuesday after Heroes' Day
Monday Farmers' Day National Holiday First Monday in August
Tuesday National Prayer Day National Holiday
Monday Independence Day National Holiday
Sunday Christmas Day National Holiday
Monday Christmas Day (in lieu) National Holiday


  • Public holidays that fall on a Sunday are moved to the next Monday