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Botswana : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Pula (BWP)
Internet domain: .bw - Telephone code: +267 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Sunday January 2, 20222nd JanuarySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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Tuesday January 11, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday March 16, 2022Global ExpoTradeshows
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Friday April 8, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday April 16, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday May 1, 2022MarathonSports events
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday May 9, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday May 26, 2022BOCCIM Northern Trade FairTradeshows
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Friday July 1, 2022Sir Seretse Khama DaySecular holiday
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Monday July 18, 2022President's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday July 19, 2022President's DaySecular holiday
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

2nd January

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Sunday January 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Ww.bse.co.bw

New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties.

Summer holiday (end)

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Tuesday January 11, 2022
School holidays : Https://gov.bw/
official calendar
PISA ranking (average 493): not listed
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
no school on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Jan 2023

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Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Global Expo

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Wednesday March 16, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - www.globalexpo.co.bw in Gaborone 2022 edition confirmed

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
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Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Public holiday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Secular holiday :

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Marathon

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Sports events : Www.diacoregaboronemarathon.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Labour Day

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday May 9, 2022
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BOCCIM Northern Trade Fair

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Thursday May 26, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - in FRANCISTOWN please check dates: www.allafrica.com

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

Sir Seretse Khama Day

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Friday July 1, 2022
Secular holiday : (July 1, 1921 – July 13, 1980) was a statesman from Botswana. Born into one of the more powerful of the royal families of what was then the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland, and educated abroad in neighbouring South Africa and in the United Kingdom, he returned home to lead his country's independence movement. He founded the Botswana Democratic Party in 1962 and became Prime Minister in 1965. In 1966, Botswana gained independence and Khama became its first president. Not a public holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday Wikipedia

President's Day

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Monday July 18, 2022
Secular holiday : The constitution of Botswana is the rule of law which protects the citizens of Botswana and represents their rights. The politics of Botswana take place in a framework of a representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Botswana is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. [Wikipedia]

President's Day

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Tuesday July 19, 2022
Secular holiday :