Top events in Namibia

March
01

Also known as ‘Mbapira’, March sees Windhoek’s streets come to life for two days of live music, dancing and entertainment. A colourful affair,...

March
21

Given South Africa only relinquished control of the country 23 years ago, after a long and bloody war, Independence Day is a very big deal in...

April
06

Established in 1953 by a group of German expats, Windhoek’s annual carnival is now one of the biggest events on the Namibian social calendar....

Namibia Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday, unless that Monday is also a holiday.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
21
Independence Day
Start date:
21 March 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
May
01
Workers' Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
04
Cassinga Day
Start date:
4 May 2016
May
05
Ascension Day
Start date:
5 May 2016
May
25
Africa Day
Start date:
25 May 2016
August
26
Heroes' Day
Start date:
26 August 2016
December
10
International Human Rights Day
Start date:
10 December 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
26
Family Day
Start date:
26 December 2016

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
March
21
Independence Day
Start date:
21 March 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 April 2017
May
01
Workers' Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
May
04
Cassinga Day
Start date:
4 May 2017
May
25
Africa Day
Start date:
25 May 2017
May
25
Ascension Day
Start date:
25 May 2017
August
26
Heroes' Day
Start date:
26 August 2017
December
10
International Human Rights Day
Start date:
10 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
Family Day
Start date:
26 December 2017
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