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Zambia : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Zambia : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



Internet domain: .zm - Telephone code: +260 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: no)
Currency: Kwacha (ZMK) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Womens' Day*Thursday March 8, 2018Secular holiday 
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Public holidayFriday March 9, 2018Secular holiday 
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Youth DayMonday March 12, 2018Secular holiday 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Holy Saturday**Saturday March 31, 2018Catholic 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday April 13, 2018School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday May 14, 2018School holidays 
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Royal weddingFriday May 18, 2018Special Events 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Friday June 15, 2018cards/flowers 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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Africa Day**Saturday June 23, 2018Culture 
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Zambia International Trade Fair**Wednesday June 27, 2018Tradeshows 
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Victoria Falls Marathon*Sunday July 1, 2018Sports events 
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Heroes Day*Monday July 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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Unity DayTuesday July 3, 2018Secular holiday 
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winter holiday (beginning)Friday August 3, 2018School holidays 
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Farmers' DayMonday August 6, 2018Secular holiday 
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winter holiday (end)Monday September 10, 2018School holidays 
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Parliament recess (end)Friday September 21, 2018Special Events 
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Womens' Day -
Thursday March 8, 2018

Secular holiday : This date is also commemorated at the United Nations. It celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. The idea of an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions. Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest on 8 March 1857 in New York City.


Public holiday -
Friday March 9, 2018

Secular holiday :


Youth Day -
Monday March 12, 2018

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Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Holy Saturday -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Catholic : Paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 13, 2018

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Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday May 14, 2018

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Royal wedding -
Friday May 18, 2018

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Africa Day -
Saturday May 25, 2019

Secular holiday : From 2009 When the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was created in May of 1963, the founding delegates proclaimed May 25, 1963 African Liberation Day (ALD), as the successor commemoration day of Africa Freedom Day.


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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Africa Day -
Saturday June 23, 2018

Culture : Africa Public Service Day since 2008


Zambia International Trade Fair -
Wednesday June 27, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 1 week - www.zitf.org.zm in Ndola 2018 edition confirmed
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Victoria Falls Marathon -
Sunday July 1, 2018

Sports events : Http://www.vicfallsmarathon.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


Heroes Day -
Monday July 2, 2018

Secular holiday : In tribute to soldiers who died in the independence movement


Unity Day -
Tuesday July 3, 2018

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Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday August 3, 2018

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Farmers' Day -
Monday August 6, 2018

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Winter holiday (end) -
Monday September 10, 2018

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Parliament recess (end) -
Friday September 21, 2018

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