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Public Holidays In Malawi

Post was last updated: March 1, 2020
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Holidays in Malawi 2020

Hello everyone, on this post you will find a list of the Public Holidays in Malawi for 2020 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 2020

  • New Year’s Day is on Wednesday 1 Jan 2020

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

  • John Chilembwe Day is on Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020

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 Tuesday, 3 Mar 2020

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, 10 Apr 2020

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

  • Holy Saturday is on Saturday 11 Apr 2020

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, 13 Apr 2020

Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus.

  • Labour Day is on Friday, 1 May 2020

A commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement.

  • Kamuzu Day is on Thursday, 14 May 2020

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 23–24 May 2020*

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

  • Independence Day is on Monday, 6 Jul 2020

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

  • Mother’s Day is on Thursday, 15 Oct 2020

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

  • Christmas Day is on Friday, 25 Dec 2020

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

  • Boxing Day is on Monday, 28 Dec 2020

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

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