Top events in Zambia

July
01

This cultural festival honours Chief Kazembe, a venerated 19th century ancestor of the Luunda people of northwest Zambia. It’s a two-day event of...

July
05

Held by the Tonga people of south Zambia, this festival is a traditional plea for the rains to come. Sacrifices are made, followed by singing,...

August
01

Carmine bee-eaters are vividly coloured, fast-moving birds which migrate from central Africa to Zambia each year to nest in burrows in the low...

Zambia Public Holidays

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

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
12
Youth Day
Start date:
12 March 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
25
African Freedom Day (Anniversary of the OAU's Foundation)
Start date:
25 May 2016
July
04
Heroes' Day
Start date:
4 July 2016
July
05
Unity Day
Start date:
5 July 2016
August
01
Farmers' Day
Start date:
1 August 2016
October
24
Independence Day
Start date:
24 October 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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