President's Day in Botswana in 2024

President's Day in Botswana in 2024
Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana.
  How long until President's Day?
President's Day
  Dates of President's Day in Botswana
2025 Jul 21, Jul 22
BotswanaTue, Jul 22National Holiday (additional day)
BotswanaMon, Jul 21National Holiday
2024 Jul 15, Jul 16
BotswanaTue, Jul 16National Holiday (additional day)
BotswanaMon, Jul 15National Holiday
2023 Jul 17, Jul 18
BotswanaTue, Jul 18National Holiday (additional day)
BotswanaMon, Jul 17National Holiday (additional day)
2022 Jul 18, Jul 19
BotswanaTue, Jul 19National Holiday (additional day)
BotswanaMon, Jul 18National Holiday
2021 Jul 19, Jul 20
BotswanaTue, Jul 20National Holiday (additional day)
BotswanaMon, Jul 19National Holiday

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

When is President's Day in Botswana?

President's Day is a public holiday in Botswana.

Public holidays are observed over two days - on the third Monday in July and the following Tuesday.

Some sources say that this was changed to only one day in amendments to the Public Holidays Act, but there is no mention of any such amendment in the Act.

President's Day is a day to commemorate the role of the President in Botswana and honour the current President.

History of President's Day in Botswana

Following independence from Britain in 1966, Seretse Khama became the first President of Botswana.

In April 2018, Mokgweetsi Masisi became the 5th President of Botswana, succeeding Ian Khama, who had been President for the previous ten years.

Mokgweetsi Masisi was born on 21 July 1961 (this means President's Day will fall on President Masisi's birthday in 2025). In his youth, Masisi became an actor, starring in several theatrical productions and even some South African movies. He later became a school teacher before following his interest in politics.

He won a seat for the Botswana Democratic Party in the 2009 general elections and rose through the party ranks, gaining his first ministerial position in 2011.

Masisi was appointed as Vice President of Botswana on 12 November 2014 by President Ian Khama while remaining in his post as Minister of Education. On 1 April 2018, he was sworn in as the fifth President of Botswana.

How is President's Day in Botswana Observed?

The day is marked by various activities including flag-raising ceremonies, parades, cultural performances, and community events, showcasing Botswana's history, values, and achievements.

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