National Holidays in Zambia in 2019

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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.

Zambia 2019

List of Holidays in Zambia in 2019

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Tuesday New Year's Day National Holiday
Friday Women's Day National Holiday
Tuesday Youth Day National Holiday
Friday Good Friday National Holiday
Saturday Holy Saturday National Holiday
Monday Easter Monday National Holiday
Wednesday Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Saturday 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
Friday National Prayer Day National Holiday
Thursday Independence Day National Holiday
Friday Independence Day Holiday National Holiday
Wednesday Christmas Day National Holiday


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