Botswana

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in Botswana for 2021 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 Friday New Year's Day Long weekend.
February 23rd Tuesday Founder's Day
March 1st Monday Leap Day
March 20th Saturday March Equinox
April 2nd Friday Good Friday Long weekend.
April 4th Sunday Easter
April 5th Monday Easter Monday Long weekend.
April 5th Monday First Contact Day
May 1st Saturday Labor Day
May 9th Sunday Mother's Day
May 10th Monday Whacking Day
May 13th Thursday Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ
May 25th Tuesday The Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May
June 21st Monday June Solstice
June 22nd Tuesday Summerween
July 1st Thursday Sir Seretse Khama Day
July 19th Monday Presidents' Day Long weekend.
September 22nd Wednesday September Equinox
September 30th Thursday Botswana Day
October 1st Friday Botswana Day Holiday Long weekend.
October 9th Saturday Federation Day
December 21st Tuesday December Solstice
December 24th Friday Christmas Eve
December 25th Saturday Christmas Day
December 25th Saturday Winter Veil
December 25th Saturday Decemberween
December 26th Sunday Boxing Day
December 31st Friday 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="2021" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"