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Public Holidays In Malawi

Post was last updated: January 20, 2021
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Holidays in Malawi 2021

Hello everyone, on this post you will find a list of the Public Holidays in Malawi for 2021 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 2021

  • New Year’s Day is on Friday 1 Jan 2021

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

  • John Chilembwe Day is on Friday, 15 Jan 2021

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 Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021

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, 2 Apr 2021

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

  • Holy Saturday is on Saturday, 3 Apr 2021

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, 12 Apr 2021

Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus.

  • Labour Day is on Friday, 1-3 May 2021

A commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement.

  • Kamuzu Day is on Friday, 14 May 2021

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 12-13 May 2021*

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

  • Independence Day is on Tuesday, 6 Jul 2021

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

  • Mother’s Day is on Friday, 15 Oct 2021

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

  • Christmas Day is on Saturday, 25 Dec 2021

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

  • Boxing Day is on Tuesday, 28 Dec 2021

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

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