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Namibia 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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Namibia Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year's Day (day in lieu)
Mar.    Tue Independence Day
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Sun Easter Sunday
        Mon Easter Monday
May     Mon Workers' Day
        Thu Cassinga Day
        Thu Ascension Day
        Thu Africa Day
Aug. 26 Sat Heroes' Day
Dec. 10 Sun International Human Rights Day / Namibian Women's Day
     11 Mon International Human Rights Day / Namibian Women's Day (day in lieu)
     25 Mon Christmas Day
     26 Tue Family Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

07 Dec 2016 Namibian 2017 Public Holidays Announced (The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology-Windhoek) The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2017.  05 Dec 2015 Namibian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology-Windhoek) The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2016.  24 Nov 2015 Namibian Public Holiday November 27 (The Namibian-Windhoek) Namibian Presidency spokesperson, Albertus Auchamub, has announced that, despite announcements to the contrary, President, Hage Geingob, had indeed declared Friday, November 27, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Namibia, on account of the local and regional authority elections being held in Namibia on that date.  17 Mar 2015 Namibian March 20 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (The Namibian-Windhoek) An official from Namibia's Ministry of Information, Elizabeth Amagola, has issued another "Media Announcement" which dismisses recent rumours about a possible non-working public holiday on Friday, March 20, 2015.  22 Jan 2015 Namibian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology-Windhoek) The Namibian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has released its annual list of the official non-working public holidays in Namibia, for the calendar year 2015.  17 Oct 2014 Namibia Election Day Public Holiday November 28 (The Namibian-Windhoek) The Electoral Commission of Namibia has announced that, this time, Friday, November 28, 2014, the date of the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections had been declared and gazetted as a one off non-working public holiday in Namibia.  16 May 2012 Namibian May 18 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (The Namibian-Windhoek) Namibia's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has issued an "Urgent Media Announcement" which flatly denies the recent rumours about a possible non-working public holiday on Friday, May 18, 2012.  13 Nov 2009 Namibia Officially Rules Out Election Day Public Holiday (The Namibian-Windhoek) Namibia's Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, has finally, and officially, confirmed that the Government Cabinet had decided that there was no need to declare Friday, November 27, 2009, the date of the upcoming presidential and general elections, a public holiday.  21 Oct 2009 Namibian Electoral Public Holiday Update (The Namibian-Windhoek) Namibia's spokesperson for the Ministry of Information, Wilma Deetlefs, has announced that, so far, she had "not heard anything on a possible public holiday" on the upcoming November 27, presidential and general elections.  12 Sep 2009 Namibia Could Declare November 27 Public Holiday (New Era-Windhoek) Namibia's Deputy Director for Elections Operations, Theo Mujoro, has announced that it is the prerogative of the Office of the Prime Minister to declare Friday, November 27, 2009, a public holiday.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Namibia 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 Namibia are regulated by the Section 1 of the Public Holidays Act, 1990 (Act No. 26 of 1990);, as amended by the Public Holidays Amendment Act 16 of 2004, which provides for 12 official public holidays annually. The Holidays Act replaced the Sunday Trading Proclamation 12 of 1919, the Lord’s Day Observance Proclamation 54 of 1921, and the Public Holidays Act 7 of 1987.   International Human Rights Day: The Public Holidays Act of 1990 was amended at the end of 2004 (Public Holidays Amendment Bill, B.12 - 2004) to rename “International Human Rights Day” of December 10, into "Day of the Namibian Women and International Human Rights Day”.  Weekend Public Holidays: If a public holiday falls on a Sunday the following Monday will be a public holiday, unless the Monday is already a public holiday.  One-off public holidays: The President may declare any day in a particular year as a public holiday by proclamation in the Government Gazette.  Two days, namely 9 February being Constitution Day and 24 October being United Nations Day are observance days in Namibia. Special events are usually organized to observe these days.  Day of the Namibian Child was proclaimed in 2001, by General Notice 250/2001 (GG 2610), but this date is not a public holiday.  Namibia International Codes NA and NAM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .na (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Namibia information and news: Bank of Namibia (Namibia central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Namibia maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Namibia), and Wikipedia (includes Namibia commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Namibia, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Namibia, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Namibia.


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 Namibia, 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 Namibia, before planning any trip to Namibia. 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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