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Botswana : 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 next 3 months

  • Currency: Pula (BWP)
  • Internet domain: .bw - Telephone code: +267 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Monday july 1, 2024Sir Seretse Khama DaySecular holiday
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    Monday july 15, 2024President's DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024President's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday july 22, 2024Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday august 6, 2024Global ExpoTradeshows
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    Friday august 23, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday september 10, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday september 30, 2024Botswana DayNational Day
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    Tuesday october 1, 2024Botswana DayNational Day
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    Wednesday december 4, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Boxing Day/Family DaySecular holiday
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    Sir Seretse Khama Day

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : (July 1, 1921 – July 13, 1980) was a statesman from Botswana. Born into one of the more powerful of the royal families of what was then the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland, and educated abroad in neighbouring South Africa and in the United Kingdom, he returned home to lead his country's independence movement. He founded the Botswana Democratic Party in 1962 and became Prime Minister in 1965. In 1966, Botswana gained independence and Khama became its first president. Not a public holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday Wikipedia

    President's Day

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    Monday july 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : The constitution of Botswana is the rule of law which protects the citizens of Botswana and represents their rights. The politics of Botswana take place in a framework of a representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Botswana is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. [Wikipedia]

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    School holidays :

    President's Day

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday july 22, 2024
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    Global Expo

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    Tuesday august 6, 2024
    Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - www.globalexpo.co.bw in Gaborone 2023 edition confirmed

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday august 23, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Tuesday september 10, 2024
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    Botswana Day

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    Monday september 30, 2024
    Secular holiday : not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Botswana Day

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    Tuesday october 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Independence granted by the UK in 1966

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday december 4, 2024
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    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Boxing Day/Family Day

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday :