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.

Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Tuesday New Year's Day
January 1st Tuesday Durin's Day
February 23rd Saturday Founder's Day
March 1st Friday Leap Day
March 3rd Sunday UN World Wildlife Day
March 17th Sunday Weasel Stomping Day
March 20th Wednesday March Equinox
April 5th Friday First Contact Day
April 6th Saturday Second Contact Day
April 19th Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 21st Sunday Easter
April 22nd Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
May 1st Wednesday Labor Day
May 10th Friday Whacking Day
May 12th Sunday Mother's Day
May 25th Saturday The Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May
May 30th Thursday Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ
June 21st Friday June Solstice
June 22nd Saturday Summerween
July 1st Monday Sir Seretse Khama Day Long weekend.
July 4th Thursday Freedom Day
July 15th Monday Presidents' Day Long weekend.
August 18th Sunday Mail Order Catalog Day
August 27th Tuesday Mewmaw's Day
September 20th Friday Unification Day
September 23rd Monday September Equinox
September 29th Sunday Hive Day
September 30th Monday Botswana Day Long weekend.
October 1st Tuesday Botswana Day Holiday
October 9th Wednesday Federation Day
October 31st Thursday Harry Potter Day
November 24th Sunday Hogswatch
December 22nd Sunday December Solstice
December 23rd Monday Festivus
December 24th Tuesday Christmas Eve
December 25th Wednesday Decemberween
December 25th Wednesday Winter Veil
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.

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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="BW" -d year="2019" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"