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Public Holidays

Namibia Information

We love our public holidays and one thing is guaranteed, if its a public holiday no one will be working. Supermarkets do open on most public holidays (except Christmas and Easter), but you can expect many restaurants and other services to be closed. The good news is that the travel industry goes on almost as usual. Here is a list of public holidays in Namibia

  • New Years Day - 1 January
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • Workers Day - 1 May
  • Cassinga Day - 4 May
  • Africa Day - 25 May
  • Heroes' Day - 26 August
  • Human Rights Day - 10 December
  • Christmas Day - 25 December
  • Family Day - 26 December

If the public holiday falls on a Sunday the following Monday is a holiday. If elections are been held or the president is in an unusually good mood there may be a few additional holidays.

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays. Henny Youngman