Holiday Guide for Botswana in 2019

Botswana 2019
Botswana
2019

Botswana information

Coronavirus Notice Lockdown measures have been lifted across Botswana since May 20. Air Botswana (BP) resumed domestic flights June 12. Precautionary travel measures, such as safe social distancing between passengers, are in place for all flights. Health screenings before boarding flights are mandatory. International flights remain suspended.
Coronavirus: Travel status Passengers are not allowed to enter Botswana. Exceptions include nationals and residents of Botswana. Residents arriving from Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States or the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter Botswana. Botswana Travel Guide

Population: 2.14m
Capital: Gaborone
Calling Code: (267)
Time Zone: +2 UTC
Currency: Botswana pula
Language: English

Weather in Gaborone

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Temperature: 20.46°c
Wind speed: 6.93kph
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Botswana List of National Holidays in Botswana in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Botswana: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Botswana: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Botswana: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Labour Day


Labour Day

Botswana: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Ascension


Ascension

Botswana: This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection. It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.

Sir Seretse Khama Day

 Long Weekend! 
Sir Seretse Khama Day

Botswana: Seretse Khama founded the Botswana Democratic Party in 1962 and became Prime Minister in 1966

President's Day

 Long Weekend! 
President's Day

Botswana: The current president of Botswana is Mokgweetsi Masisi. He has been president since April 2018

President's Day Holiday


President's Day Holiday

Botswana: The second day of President's Day Holidays is celebrated on the Tuesday after the third Monday in July

Botswana Day

 Long Weekend! 
Botswana Day

Botswana: Botswana gained its independence from Great Britain on September 30th 1966

Botswana Day Holiday


Botswana Day Holiday

Botswana: Second Day of public holidays to mark Botswana's independence from the United Kingdom in 1966

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Botswana: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Boxing Day


Boxing Day

Botswana: The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

Notes

  • If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as a public holiday
  • If 2nd January, 1st October or Boxing Day fall on a Monday, the following Tuesday shall be observed as a public holiday