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The next public holiday in Zambia is

24th October, MondayIndependence Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Zambia in 2022

SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatMar 12, 2022Mar 12Youth Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SaturdaySatApr 16, 2022Apr 16Holy Saturday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Holy Monday
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Labour Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25African Freedom Day
MondayMonJul 04, 2022Jul 04Heroes Day
TuesdayTueJul 05, 2022Jul 05Unity Day
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01Farmers' Day
MondayMonOct 24, 2022Oct 24Independence Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Zambia

Independence Day

Independence Day

Monday Oct 24, 2022

The upcoming Zambia holiday Independence Day is in 71 days from today.



Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming Zambia holiday Christmas is in 133 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Sunday Jan 01, 2023

The upcoming Zambia holiday New Year's Day is in 140 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays Zambia Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in Zambia which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Zambia holiday calendar for 2022 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

Zambia has 11 public holidays in a year. The Ministry of Labor regulates the public holidays. In Chapter 272 of the country’s laws, the president has the power to add or remove the holiday(s) if he so desired. Since the election of 2014, an additional of three public holidays have been included in the general holiday list each year. Similarly, most national election dates are considered public holidays as most people do not show up to work. On Christmas and other significant public holidays, the residents take the extra day after Christmas as part of the holiday.

As regulated by the law, the employer is required to give a paid day off to their employees on public holidays. On these public holidays, employees such as doctors and nurses who work on holidays are compensated and given an extra day off. Most of these agreements are to the discretion of the employers. There have been significant changes in the Labor Codes and regulations over the past few years. These changes touch on matters of pay and vacation days. It is wise for foreign staff to familiarize themselves with the Labor Codes more specifically on public holidays. Holidays that occur on Sundays and Saturdays are moved to the coming Monday.

Business is as usual as most shops and entertainment joints stay open all through the public holiday. It dies down as the day ends as most people return to their homes with their families. The government, offices, and banks get to close down the day before the holidays and reopen after.