President's Day in Botswana 2019

Botswana National Holiday observed in Botswana

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana
President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana

When is President's Day?

How long until President's Day?
This holiday next takes place in 53 Days.
Dates of Presidents' Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Monday
2019 Monday
2018 Monday
2017 Monday
2016 Monday
2 Days
The current president of Botswana is Mokgweetsi Masisi. He has been president since April 2018

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 President in Botswana and honour the current President.

History of President's Day

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 ranks of the party, 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.

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