The Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister, Kazembe Kazembe, has announced the public holidays for next year.
Kazembe made the announcement in a Government Gazette on Friday. It reads:
It is hereby declared that in terms of Section 2 (1) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act (Chapter 10:21), the days listed in the schedule will be public holidays in 2023.
The list does not include any days which the President may declare to be public holidays in terms of Section 2 (2) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act (Chapter 10:21).
Here are the 2023 public holidays:
- New Year’s Day (Sunday 1, January 2023)
- National Youth Day (Tuesday 21 February 2023)
- Easter (April 7 to 10)
- Independence Day (Tuesday 18 April)
- Worker’s Day (Monday 1 May)
- Africa Day on (Thursday 25 May)
- Heroes Day (Monday 14 August)
- Defence Forces Day (Tuesday 15 August)
- National Unity Day (Friday 22 December)
- Christmas (Monday 25 December)
- Boxing Day (26 December 2023).