King's Birthday (Eswatini)

King's Birthday is a public holiday in Eswatini, and it is observed on April 19 each year. The holiday commemorates the birthday of Mswati III, the king of Eswatini.

The Kingdom of Eswatini is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, which was named the Swaziland Protectorate before its independence in 1968. Mswati III was born on April 19, 1968, to King Sobhuza II and one of his younger wives.

Mswati III was crowned as the King of Swaziland on April 25, 1986, when he was 18 years old, and he was the youngest ruling monarch in the world at that time. Eswatini is Africa's last remaining absolute monarchy, and Mswati III has the power to dissolve parties and veto any legislation parliament passes.

King Mswati III renamed the country "the Kingdom of Eswatini" in 2018 from the Kingdom of Swaziland.

The following is the list of King's Birthday in Eswatini from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
King's BirthdayApr 19, 2022Tuesday
King's BirthdayApr 19, 2023Wednesday
King's BirthdayApr 19, 2024Friday
King's BirthdayApr 19, 2025Saturday
King's BirthdayApr 19, 2026Sunday

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