Public Holidays in Zambia

national dayThe dates of the public holidays in Zambia have been added below. You will note that not all of them have a fixed date. See also the national anthem of Zambia as well as the national day of Zambia. Search this website for more information.

Public Holidays in Zambia


New Year’s Day (January 1st): Celebrates the beginning of the Gregorian calendar year with festivities and resolutions for the year ahead.

Good Friday (Date varies): Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, observed with solemn religious services.

Easter Monday (Date varies): Marks the day after Easter Sunday, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith.

Labour Day (May 1st): Honors the contributions of workers and the labor movement towards social and economic progress.

Africa Freedom Day (May 25th): Commemorates the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, promoting African unity and liberation from colonialism.

Heroes Day (First Monday of July): Pays tribute to national heroes and those who sacrificed for Zambia’s independence and development.

Unity Day (The day after Heroes Day): Fosters national unity and cohesion among Zambia’s diverse ethnic and cultural groups.

Independence Day (October 24th): Celebrates Zambia’s independence from British colonial rule on October 24, 1964.

Christmas Day (December 25th): Observes the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated with religious services and festive gatherings.

Boxing Day (December 26th): Traditionally a day for giving gifts to service workers or the less fortunate, often spent with family and friends.


Lastly also see the National Days in May as well as the National Day of Guyana and National Day of Uruguay.

See also  National Day of Spain