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Malawi : 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: Kwacha (MWK)
Internet domain: .mw - Telephone code: +265 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: no)
Since July 2007, Muslims are allowed to take Friday afternoon off
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday January 17, 2022John Chilibwe DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Thursday March 3, 2022Martyrs' DaySecular holiday
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Friday March 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday March 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday April 16, 2022Holy SaturdayCatholic
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour Day (forwarded to Monday)Secular holiday
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Monday May 16, 2022Kamuzu DaySecular holiday
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Friday June 3, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday June 20, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday July 6, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Tuesday July 19, 2022Education DayEvents, celebrations...
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 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. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day

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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. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Https://www.education.gov.mw/ calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 12
Teaching languages: Chichewa,English
schools close on Saturday
Number of instructional days: 205 (41 weeks)
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Jan 2023

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John Chilibwe Day

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Monday January 17, 2022
Secular holiday : (1871 – February 3, 1915) was a Baptist educator and an early figure in resistance to colonialism in Nyasaland, now Malawi. Today John Chilembwe is celebrated as a hero for independence, and John Chilembwe Day is observed annually on January 15 in Malawi. Wikipedia

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

Martyrs' Day

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Thursday March 3, 2022
Secular holiday : On March 3, 1959, British forces declared a state of emergency and orchestrated Operation Sunrise, arresting prominent Malawian nationalists and other dissidents. Fury over the arrests of these resistance leaders precipitated the deaths of more than 20. not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday March 11, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday March 28, 2022
School holidays :

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.

Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Catholic : Paid 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.

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday May 2, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Labour Day (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Kamuzu Day

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Monday May 16, 2022
Secular holiday : In tribute to the nation's first president, Dr. Kamuzu Banda

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays :

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday June 20, 2022
School holidays :

Independence Day

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Wednesday July 6, 2022
Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1964

Education Day

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Tuesday July 19, 2022
Culture :