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 2017

New Year's Day

21st March 2017

Independence Day

14th April 2017

Good Friday

17th April 2017

Easter Monday

1st May 2017

Workers Day

4th May 2017

Cassinga Day

        25th May 2017         Ascension Day
        25th May 2017         Africa Day
        26th August 2017

Heroes' Day

10th December 2017

International Human Rights Day

25th December 2017

Christmas Day

26th December 2017

Family Day

According to the Public Holidays 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 Mission closes on all the above public holidays including those observed in Switzerland.


 9th February  Monday  Constitution Day
 16th June  Tuesday  Day of the African Child
 28th September  Monday  Day of the Namibian Child