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 2019

New Year's Day

21st March 2019

Independence Day

19th April 2019

Good Friday

22nd April 2019

Easter Monday

1st May 2019

Workers Day

4th May 2019

Cassinga Day

25th May 2019 Africa Day
30th May 2019 Ascension Day

26th August 2019

Heroes' Day

10th December 2019

International Human Rights Day

25th December 2019

Christmas Day

26th December 2019

Family Day


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 closes on all the above public holidays including those observed in the Russian Federation.