2023 ZAMBIA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Zambia is
25th December, SundayChristmas
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Zambia in 2023
|SundaySun||Jan 01, 2023Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|MondayMon||Jan 02, 2023Jan 02||New Year Holiday|
|SundaySun||Mar 12, 2023Mar 12||Youth Day|
|MondayMon||Mar 13, 2023Mar 13||Youth Day Holiday|
|FridayFri||Apr 07, 2023Apr 07||Good Friday|
|SaturdaySat||Apr 08, 2023Apr 08||Holy Saturday|
|MondayMon||Apr 10, 2023Apr 10||Holy Monday|
|MondayMon||May 01, 2023May 01||Labour Day|
|ThursdayThu||May 25, 2023May 25||African Freedom Day|
|MondayMon||Jul 03, 2023Jul 03||Heroes Day|
|TuesdayTue||Jul 04, 2023Jul 04||Unity Day|
|MondayMon||Aug 07, 2023Aug 07||Farmers' Day|
|TuesdayTue||Oct 24, 2023Oct 24||Independence Day|
|MondayMon||Dec 25, 2023Dec 25||Christmas|
Public Holidays in Zambia
Sunday Dec 25, 2022
The upcoming Zambia holiday Christmas is in 22 days from today.
New Year's Day
Sunday Jan 01, 2023
The upcoming Zambia holiday New Year's Day is in 29 days from today.
New Year Holiday
Monday Jan 02, 2023
The upcoming Zambia holiday New Year Holiday is in 30 days from today.
List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023
2023 Public Holidays Zambia Service
The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in Zambia which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Zambia holiday calendar for 2023 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.