Holiday Guide for Botswana in 2019

Botswana 2019
Botswana
2019

Botswana information

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

Weather in Gaborone

Summary: Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 23.9°c
Wind speed: 4.96kph
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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: Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven thirty nine days after his crucifixion

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