Namibia has a total of 13 holidays in 2017. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday January 1 National holiday
Independence Day
Tuesday March 21 National holiday
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 14 National holiday
Easter Day
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 16 Observance
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 17 National holiday
May Day
Monday May 1 National holiday
Cassinga Day
Thursday May 4 National holiday
Ascension Day
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a religious holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
Thursday May 25 National holiday
Africa Day
Thursday May 25 National holiday
Heroes' Day
Saturday August 26 National holiday
International Human Rights Day
Sunday December 10 National holiday
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday December 25 National holiday
Day of Goodwill
Tuesday December 26 National holiday