List of Paid Public Holidays in Botswana

List of Paid Public Holidays in Botswana

What is Public Holidays?

A public holiday, national holiday, or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. 

List of Paid Public Holidays in Botswana

New Year’s Day. 01 January 2023.

Good Friday. 07 April 2023.

Easter Monday. 10 April 2023.

Labour Day. 01 May 2023.

Ascension Day. 18 May 2023.

Sir Seretse Khama Day. 01 July 2023.

President’s Day. 17 July 2023.

Botswana Day. 30 September 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

How many paid holidays in a year in Botswana?

Today – 1 January 2023 – is a holiday in Botswana for New Year’s Day. Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Botswana and start planning to make the most of your time off. Botswana currently celebrates 10 official holidays throughout the year. The holiday laws are governed by the Labor Code of Botswana.

Is Christmas a paid holiday in Botswana?

At the discretion of the employer, other non-federal holidays such as Christmas Eve are common additions to the list of paid holidays. Major Christian holidays such as Christmas and Good Friday are officially observed, leave is permitted for other religious holidays as well.

Is 1 October a paid holiday in Botswana?

Public Holiday (October) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Is Sir Seretse Khama day a paid holiday in Botswana?

Yes, Sir Seretse Khama Day is a public holiday in Gaborone, Botswana.

What holiday do you get paid for?

What holidays do you usually get paid for? New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day are the most common paid holidays. If you work those days, you might receive holiday pay. For federal workers, paid holidays also include Martin Luther King, Jr.

Is holiday included salary?

“Holiday pay should be paid for the time when annual leave is taken. An employer cannot include an amount for holiday pay in the hourly rate (known as ‘rolled-up holiday pay’). If a current contract still includes rolled-up pay, it needs to be re-negotiated.”

Which country has the most paid holidays?

Iran has the most statutory annual vacation days in the world (53), with a clear week’s worth more than second-placed San Marino (46). As well as a reasonable 26 days of paid leave, Iran has nearly a month of public holidays (27 days), which is more than any other country.

How many holidays do most employers pay?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March 2022 that private employees in the U.S. receive an average of eight paid holidays per year. The number and percentage vary from industry to industry, with 81% of all private employees receiving access to paid holidays.

How do they celebrate Christmas in Botswana?

Botswana is a mainly Christian country and most of the locals dress up in their Sunday best and go to church on Christmas day. During church, songs are sung, nativity scenes are acted out and in some cases dances are performed. Friends and family come together after church for their Christmas meal.

Who is exempt from holiday pay?

Employees who are not entitled to holiday pay include: Government employees. Those working in retail and service establishments that regularly have less than 10 employees. Domestic helpers and persons in the personal service of others.