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Malawi bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Malawi Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year's Day Holiday
        Mon Public Sector Holiday Government
        Sun John Chilembwe Day
        Mon John Chilembwe Day Holiday
Mar.    Fri Martyrs' Day
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Sat Easter Saturday
        Mon Easter Monday
May     Mon Labour Day
        Sun President Kamuzu Banda's Birthday
        Mon Kamuzu Banda Holiday
June 26 Mon Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
July  6 Thu Independence Day
Oct. 15 Sun Mothers' Day (World Rural Women's Day)
     16 Mon Mothers' Day Holiday
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day
     26 Tue Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

15 Dec 2016 Malawi Public Holidays December 25-26-27 (Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) The Principal Secretary to the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development of Malawi, Stuart Ligomeka, has announced that Tuesday, December 27, 2016, would be a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Malawi as Christmas Day falls on a Sunday and the next day is already a non-working public holiday in Malawi for Boxing Day.  04 Jul 2016 Malawi Public Holidays July 6-7 (Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) Malawi's Ministry Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development, Stuart Ligome, has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holidays had been decided by the Muslims Association of Malawi (MAM) as Thursday, July 7, 2016, and that the Malawi government had declared that date as a non-working public holiday in Malawi on account of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).  03 Dec 2015 Malawi 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) Malawi's Government has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2016.  17 Jul 2015 Malawi 2015 End of Ramadan Public Holidays (Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) The MAM (Moslems Association of Malawi) has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Malawi had been declared as Saturday, July 18, 2015.  29 Nov 2014 Malawi 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) Malawi's Government has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2015.  19 May 2014 Malawi May 20 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) Malawi's Secretary to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kester Kaphaizi, has announced that the government of Malawi had not declared Tuesday, May 20, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Malawi, despite it being Election Day.  26 Dec 2013 Malawi Boxing Day A Public Holiday Henceforth (Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) Malawi's Principal Officer in the ministry of local government, Christopher Makileni, has announced that the government of Malawi had once more re-instated Boxing day as an annual non-working public holiday in Malawi.  24 Dec 2013 Malawi Boxing Day Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) The Malawi government has announced that, despite last year's announcement to the contrary, the upcoming Boxing Day, on December 26, would not be an official non-working public holiday in Malawi.  07 Aug 2013 Malawi 2013 End of Ramadan Public Holiday (Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) Malawi's Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has announced that, regardless of the results of the Moon-sighting committee tonight, the date of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Malawi had been declared as Friday, August 9, 2013.  16 Jan 2013 Malawi January 17 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (Government of the Republic of Malawi-Lilongwe) Malawi's Information Minister, Moses Kunkuyu, has announced that tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, 2013, had not been, and would not be, declared as a one-off non-working public holiday by the government of Malawi.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Malawi public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Malawi are regulated by the Employment Act, 1999 (published 19th May, 2000) as amended by thePublic Holidays (Amendment of Schedule) Order 1986 (Government Notice No. 99; Malawi Gazette Supplement, 1986-11-07, N. 35A, p.291).  Other Muslim festivals may be celebrated especially in the Northern Region and along Lake Malawi.  Kamuzu Day used to be an official public holiday and beginning in 2008, May 14, once again, became a national public holiday.  National Tree Planting Day is reported in many online sources as a public holiday on December 1, or December 21 or the second Monday of December. However, this is not an official public holiday in Malawi.  Malawi International Codes MW and MWI (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .mw (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Malawi information and news: Reserve Bank of Malawi (Malawi central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Malawi maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Malawi), and Wikipedia (includes Malawi commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Malawi, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Malawi that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Malawi were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Malawi, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Malawi, before planning any trip to Malawi. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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