In Botswana, there are 11 public holidays with 14 days in 2023, and five days fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1 and 2, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. In 2023, Good Friday is celebrated on April 7, 2023 in Western churches and April 14, 2023 in Eastern churches.
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and after Good Friday, and it is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 8, 2023.
The Monday after Easter Sunday, it is observed on Apr 10, 2023 in Western churches and April 17, 2023 in Eastern churches.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. In 2023, the holiday falls on May 18.
Sir Seretse Khama Day
Sir Seretse Khama Day commemorates the birthday of Sir Seretse Goitsebeng Maphiri Khama, the 1st President of Botswana, who was born on July 1, 1921. In 2023, the celebration falls on July 1.
President's Day is the holiday in honor of the current President in Botswana. Mokgweetsi Masisi is the fifth and current President of Botswana, who was born on July 21, 1962. The holiday celebration lasts two days: July 17 and 18, 2023
Botswana Day, also Independence Day, is a public holiday in Botswana, and it is observed on September 30 and October 1, 2023. Botswana Day commemorates the anniversary of Botswana's independence from the United Kingdom in 1966.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.
The following is the list of public holidays in Botswana in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|New Year Holiday||Jan 03, 2023||Tuesday||Observed|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Holy Saturday||Apr 08, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 18, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Sir Seretse Khama Day||Jul 01, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|President's Day||Jul 17, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|President's Day Holiday||Jul 18, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Botswana Day||Sep 30, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Botswana Day Holiday||Oct 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Botswana Day Holiday||Oct 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Botswana in 2023.