Botswana has a total of 23 holidays in 2018. 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's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Monday January 1 National holiday
Public Holiday (January)
Tuesday January 2 National holiday
March Equinox
Tuesday March 20 Season
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday March 30 National holiday
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Saturday March 31 National holiday
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 2 National holiday
Labour Day
Tuesday May 1 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 10 National holiday
Mother's Day
Sunday May 13 Observance
Father's Day
Sunday June 17 Observance
June Solstice
Thursday June 21 Season
Sir Seretse Khama Day
Sunday July 1 National holiday
Sir Seretse Khama Day observed
Monday July 2 National holiday
President's Day
Monday July 16 National holiday
Public Holiday (July)
Tuesday July 17 National holiday
September Equinox
Sunday September 23 Season
Botswana Day
Sunday September 30 National holiday
Botswana Day observed
Monday October 1 National holiday
Public Holiday (October)
Monday October 1 National holiday
Public Holiday (October) observed
Tuesday October 2 National holiday
December Solstice
Friday December 21 Season
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 25 National holiday
Boxing Day
Wednesday December 26 National holiday