National Day of Namibia

national dayThe National Day of Namibia is on the 21st March (Independence Day, from South African mandate 1990). Firstly Namibia was colonized by Germany in the late 19th century. When this ended it became part of South Africa in 1915. This ended in 1990.

National Day of Namibia

Likewise there had been a number of heroes of Namibia’s independence. These included people such ase Sam Nujoma, who was the leader of the South West African People’s Organization (SWAPO). This was the the main political party in Namibia at the time. Other notable figures include Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, Herman Toivo ja Toivo, and Hifikepunye Pohamba, among others.

See also the National Day of Nigeria as well as the National Day of Niger and the National Day of Sierra Leone.


Public Holidays in Namibia

Here are the public holidays observed in Namibia:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1st
  • Independence Day – March 21st
  • Good Friday – date varies according to the Christian calendar
  • Easter Monday – date varies according to the Christian calendar
  • Workers’ Day – May 1st
  • Africa Day – May 25th
  • Heroes’ Day – August 26th
  • Human Rights Day – December 10th
  • Christmas Day – December 25th
  • Day of Goodwill/Boxing Day – December 26th


It’s important to note that if any of these holidays fall on a Sunday.



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See also  National Day of Iraq