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The next public holiday in Zambia is

25th December, FridayChristmas

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Zambia in 2020

WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuMar 12, 2020Mar 12Youth Day
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SaturdaySatApr 11, 2020Apr 11Holy Saturday
MondayMonApr 13, 2020Apr 13Holy Monday
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Labour Day
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25African Freedom Day
MondayMonJul 06, 2020Jul 06Heroes Day
TuesdayTueJul 07, 2020Jul 07Unity Day
MondayMonAug 03, 2020Aug 03Farmers' Day
SaturdaySatOct 24, 2020Oct 24Independence Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in Zambia



Friday Dec 25, 2020

The upcoming Zambia holiday Christmas is in 57 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Friday Jan 01, 2021

The upcoming Zambia holiday New Year's Day is in 64 days from today.

Youth Day

Youth Day

Friday Mar 12, 2021

The upcoming Zambia holiday Youth Day is in 134 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays Zambia Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Zambia which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Zambia holiday calendar for 2020 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.