|First Day of School||14 Jan 2021
|Term 1 Holidays||15 Apr 2021
|10 May 2021
|Term 2 Holidays||12 Aug 2021
|6 Sep 2021
|Term 3 Holidays||9 Dec 2021
|10 Jan 2022
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Africa Day 2021 and 2022
Africa Day is a holiday in Zambia and some other African nations every 25 May. The day celebrates the founding of what is today called the African Union, but originally was called the Organisation for African Unity, which was founded on 25 May 1963.
|2021||25 May||Sat||Africa Day|
|2022||25 May||Mon||Africa Day|
Easter 2021 and 2022
Easter is a major holiday period in Zambia, with three public holidays provided to give Zambians time for church and family activities. The three public holidays are on Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Monday.
|2021||19 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|20 Apr||Sat||Easter Saturday|
|22 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2022||10 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|11 Apr||Sat||Easter Saturday|
|13 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
Farmers’ Day 2021 and 2022
Every first Monday of August is “Farmers’ Day” in Zambia. It’s a day on which the great importance of agriculture to Zambia’s economy gains public recognition.
|2021||5 Aug||Mon||Farmers’ Day|
|2022||3 Aug||Mon||Farmers’ Day|
Heroes’ Day 2021 and 2022
Every first Monday of July, Zambia celebrates Heroes’ Day to remember those who fought, and sometimes died, in the struggle for Zambian independence. However, in more recent years, the list of national heroes and heroines has been expanded to include people from all walks of life who have contributed heroically to the nation’s advancement.
|2021||1 Jul||Mon||Heroes’ Day|
|2022||6 Jul||Mon||Heroes’ Day|
Independence Day 2021 and 2022
Independence Day comes every 24 October in Zambia, the day it escaped out from under British rule back in 1964. The main event is a huge patriotic parade held in Lusaka, the capital city, but smaller events take place all over the country.
|2021||24 Oct||Thu||Independence Day|
|2022||24 Oct||Sat||Independence Day|
|2021||18 Oct||Fri||Prayer Day|
|2022||18 Oct||Sun||Prayer Day|
|19 Oct||Mon||Prayer Day Holiday|