Malawi has a total of 21 holidays in 2023. 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
Sunday, January 1, 2023 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Day off for New Year
Monday, January 2, 2023 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
John Chilembwe Day
Sunday, January 15, 2023 John Chilembwe Day is a public holiday in Malawi
Day off for John Chilembwe Day
Monday, January 16, 2023 John Chilembwe Day is a public holiday in Malawi
Martyrs' Day
Friday, March 3, 2023 Martyrs' Day is a public holiday in Malawi
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Good Friday
Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Saturday
Saturday, April 8, 2023 Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 10, 2023 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Eid al-Fitr
Saturday, April 22, 2023 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.
May Day
Monday, May 1, 2023 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Kamuzu Day
Sunday, May 14, 2023 Kamuzu Day is a public holiday in Malawi
Day off for Kamuzu Day
Monday, May 15, 2023 Kamuzu Day is a public holiday in Malawi
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Independence Day
Thursday, July 6, 2023 Independence Day is a public holiday in Malawi
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Mother's Day
Sunday, October 15, 2023 Mother's Day is a public holiday in Malawi
Day off for Mother's Day
Monday, October 16, 2023 Mother's Day is a public holiday in Malawi
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Malawi (Lilongwe)
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Malawi