National Holidays in Zambia in 2021

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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 2021

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Friday New Year's Day National Holiday
Monday Women's Day National Holiday
Friday Youth Day National Holiday
Friday Good Friday National Holiday
Saturday Holy Saturday National Holiday
Monday Easter Monday National Holiday
Saturday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Tuesday African Unity Day National Holiday
Friday Public Holiday National Holiday Memorial service for Kenneth Kaunda
Monday Heroes' Day National Holiday First Monday in July
Tuesday Unity Day National Holiday Tuesday after Heroes' Day
Wednesday Public Holiday National Holiday Funeral of Kenneth Kaunda
Monday Farmers' Day National Holiday First Monday in August
Thursday Public Holiday National Holiday For general elections
Friday Public Holiday National Holiday For counting in general elections
Tuesday Public Holiday National Holiday For presidential inauguration
Monday National Prayer Day National Holiday
Sunday Independence Day National Holiday
Monday Independence Day (in lieu) National Holiday
Saturday Christmas Day National Holiday


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

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