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:

Date Holiday

1st January 2014

New Year's Day

21st March 2014

Independence Day

18th April 2014

Good Friday

21st April 2014

Easter Monday

21st April 2014

Workers Day

4th May 2014

Cassinga Day

25th May 2014 Africa Day
29th May 2014 Ascension Day

26th August 2014

Heroes' Day

10th December 2014

International Human Rights Day

25th December 2014

Christmas Day

26th December 2014

Family Day



Academic Calendar

First Term

15th January 2014 to 12th April 2014

Second Term

13th May 2014 to 14th August 2014

Third Term

2nd September 2014 to 5th December 2014

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 High Commission closes on all the above public holidays including those observed in the UK.