Malawi has a total of 20 holidays in 2021. 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
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
John Chilembwe Day
Friday, January 15, 2021 John Chilembwe Day is a public holiday in Malawi
Martyrs' Day
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Malawi
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Saturday
Saturday, April 3, 2021 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 5, 2021 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
May Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Day off for May Day
Monday, May 3, 2021 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Eid al-Fitr
Thursday, May 13, 2021 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.
Kamuzu Day
Friday, May 14, 2021 Kamuzu Day is a public holiday in Malawi
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Independence Day
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Independence Day is a public holiday in Malawi
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Mother's Day
Friday, October 15, 2021 Mother's Day is a public holiday in Malawi
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Malawi
Day off for Christmas Day
Monday, December 27, 2021 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Day off for Boxing Day
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Malawi