Botswana

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Botswana for 2019 ready to be integrated into your application.

On September 30, 1996, Bechuanaland declared independence from the British Empire, and was renamed the Republic of Botswana. Nearly 70% of the country lies in the Kalahari Desert. Nearly 20% of the population of Botswana is infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. Botswana’s economy relies upon mining, cattle and tourism.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Tuesday New Year's Day
March 3rd Sunday World Wildlife Day
March 20th Wednesday March Equinox
April 19th Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 21st Sunday Easter
April 22nd Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
May 1st Wednesday Labor Day
May 12th Sunday Mother's Day
May 30th Thursday Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ
June 21st Friday June Solstice
June 30th Sunday International Asteroid Day
July 1st Monday Sir Seretse Khama Day Long weekend.
July 15th Monday Presidents' Day Long weekend.
July 18th Thursday Nelson Mandela International Day
September 23rd Monday September Equinox
September 30th Monday Botswana Day Long weekend.
October 1st Tuesday Botswana Day Holiday
December 22nd Sunday December Solstice
December 24th Tuesday Christmas Eve
December 25th Wednesday Christmas Day
December 26th Thursday Boxing Day
December 31st Tuesday New Year's Eve
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

We are continuously monitoring for changes to this data to ensure we're providing the most accurate information possible.
If you happen to notice a mistake, please get in touch.
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
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$ curl -G -d country="BW" -d year="2019" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"
import "github.com/joshtronic/go-holidayapi"
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "BW",
  "year": "2019",
})
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
holidayApi.holidays({
  country: 'BW',
  year: '2019',
});
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'BW',
  'year' => '2019',
]);
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$Body.country = "BW"
$Body.year = "2019"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
$Result.holidays
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'BW',
  'year': '2019',
})
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = HolidayAPI::V1.new(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'BW',
  'year': '2019',
})