Malawi has a total of 19 holidays in 2020. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
John Chilembwe Day
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 John Chilembwe Day is a public holiday in Malawi
Martyrs' Day
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Malawi
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Saturday
Saturday, April 11, 2020 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 13, 2020 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
May Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Kamuzu Day
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Kamuzu Day is a public holiday in Malawi
Eid al-Fitr
Sunday, May 24, 2020 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.
Day off for Eid al-Fitr
Monday, May 25, 2020 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.
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Independence Day
Monday, July 6, 2020 Independence Day is a public holiday in Malawi
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Mother's Day
Thursday, October 15, 2020 Mother's Day is a public holiday in Malawi
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day
Saturday, December 26, 2020 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Malawi
Day off for Boxing Day
Monday, December 28, 2020 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Malawi