Public Holidays Public Holidays

Public Holidays in Namibia are determined by an Act of Parliament and the existing Public Holiday's Act 1990, (Act 26 of 1990), provides for the following holidays, tabulated according to their dates and days:



1st January 2016

New Year's Day

21st March 2016

Independence Day

25th March 2016

Good Friday

28th March 2016

Easter Monday

2nd My 2016

Workers Day

4th May 2016

Cassinga Day

5th May 2016

Ascension Day

25th May 2016

Africa Day

26th August 2016

Heroes' Day

10th December 2016

International Human Rights Day

25th December 2016

Christmas Day

26th December 2016

Family Day



Academic Calendar

First Term

13th January 2016 to 29th April 2016

Second Term

30th May 2016 to 23rd August 2016

Third Term

31st August 2016 to 7th December 2016


Note: According to the Public Holiday's Act, 1990 (Act 26 of 1990), the Monday, following a Sunday, which is a public holiday, shall also be a public holiday, unless the Monday is already a public holiday. 

Further note that the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia closes on all the above public holidays including those observed in Russian Federation.