Public Holidays in Zambia in 2018

Zambia List of National Public holidays of Zambia in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Thursday March 08 Women's Day
Friday March 09 Public Holiday Bridge holiday
Monday March 12 Youth Day
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Saturday March 31 Holy Saturday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Friday May 25 African Freedom Day
Monday July 02 Heroes' Day First Monday in July
Tuesday July 03 Unity Day Tuesday after Heroes' Day
Thursday July 26 Public Holiday Lusaka mayoral and other local government elections
Monday August 06 Farmers' Day First Monday in August
Thursday October 18 National Prayer Day A National Day of Prayer, Fasting and Reconciliation
Wednesday October 24 Independence Day
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day


National Holiday


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

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