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Public Holidays In Malawi

Post was last updated: August 6, 2023
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Holidays in Malawi 2023

Hello everyone, on this post you will find a list of the Public Holidays in Malawi for 2023 and of course this post will be automatically updated each year or rather, each time a new holiday is set in Malawi by the Government.

This list also includes the official national holidays for Malawi, religious holidays for Malawi and the office holidays for Malawi.

List of Public Holidays In Malawi 2023

  • New Year’s Day is on Sunday 1st Jan 2023

New Year’s Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar

  • John Chilembwe Day is on Sunday, 15th Jan 2023

Honors the great pan-African hero John Chilembwe who led the first nationalist uprising in Chiradzulu district in 1914-1915 protesting against slavery, colonization and African involvement in the first world war.

  • Martyr’s Day is on Friday, 3rd Mar 2023

Honors the pan-African heroes who gave their lives in the struggle against the illegal British invasion and devastating colonialism that resulted.

  • Good Friday is on Friday, 7th Apr 2023

Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus.

  • Holy Saturday is on Saturday, 8th Apr 2023

The day before Easter Sunday. Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.

  • Easter Monday is on Monday, 9th Apr 2023

Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus.

  • Labour Day is on Monday, 1-3rd May 2023

A commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement.

  • Kamuzu Day is on Sunday 14th May 2023

Birthday of Malawi’s first president, the late Hastings Kamuzu Banda is observed on May 14th or the following Monday.

  • Eid al-Fitr will most like by on 12-13th May 2023*

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan.

  • Independence Day is on Thursday, 6th Jul 2023

Marks Malawi’s independence from the illegal colonization of the United Kingdom in 1966.

  • Mother’s Day is on Sunday, 15th Oct 2023

This holiday is celebrated on World Rural Women’s Day.

  • Christmas Day is on Monday, 25th Dec 2023*

Christmas celebrates the “birth” of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC.

  • Boxing Day is on Tuesday, 25th Dec 2023

The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephen’s Day. St Stephen was a Christian martyr.

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