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Malawi Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Malawi public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of June 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Malawi public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Malawi public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Malawi End of Ramadan Public Holiday June 5

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Ministry Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holidays would be marked by a non-working public holiday in Malawi on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
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  • May
  • 15
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  • Malawi Rules-Out May 21 Public Holiday

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's chief secretary to government, Lloyd Muhara, has issued a statement ruling out the declaration of Tuesday, May 21, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Malawi, on account of the Tripartite Elections being held on that day.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Malawi 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Government has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Malawi Public Holidays December 22 to January 6

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawian President, Peter Mutharika, has once again announced that the public sector holidays for the end of the year 2018, would be extended by declaring December 27-28-31, 2018, and January 2-3-4, 2019, as non-working public holidays in Malawi for Malawi's civil servants.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Malawi Calls For More Muslim Public Holidays

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Various umbrella Muslim organizations in Malawi has once again requested that the government of Malawi declare the day after the birth of Holy Prophet Muhammed as a new annual non-working public holiday in Malawi.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Malawi 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Government has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Malawi Public Holidays December 25-29

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawian President, Peter Mutharika, acting as the Minister responsible for the Public Service, has announced that, once again, the public sector holidays for the end of the year 2017, would be extended by declaring December 27-28-29 as non-working public holidays in Malawi for Malawi's civil servants.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Malawi Public Holidays June 25-26

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Ministry Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holidays would be marked by a non-working public holiday in Malawi on Monday, June 26, 2017.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Malawi Public Holidays December 25-26-27

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - The Principal Secretary to the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development of Malawi, Stuart Ligomeka, has announced that Tuesday, December 27, 2016, would be a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Malawi as Christmas Day falls on a Sunday and the next day is already a non-working public holiday in Malawi for Boxing Day.
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  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Malawi 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Government has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Jul
  • 4
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  • Malawi Public Holidays July 6-7

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Ministry Secretary for Local Government and Rural Development, Stuart Ligome, has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) holidays had been decided by the Muslims Association of Malawi (MAM) as Thursday, July 7, 2016, and that the Malawi government had declared that date as a non-working public holiday in Malawi on account of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
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2015

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Malawi 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Government has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Malawi 2015 End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - The MAM (Moslems Association of Malawi) has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Malawi had been declared as Saturday, July 18, 2015.
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2014

  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Malawi 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Government has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Malawi for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Malawi May 20 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Secretary to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kester Kaphaizi, has announced that the government of Malawi had not declared Tuesday, May 20, 2014, as another one-off non-working public holiday in Malawi, despite it being Election Day.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Malawi Boxing Day A Public Holiday Henceforth

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Principal Officer in the ministry of local government, Christopher Makileni, has announced that the government of Malawi had once more re-instated Boxing day as an annual non-working public holiday in Malawi.
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  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Malawi Boxing Day Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - The Malawi government has announced that, despite last year's announcement to the contrary, the upcoming Boxing Day, on December 26, would not be an official non-working public holiday in Malawi.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Malawi 2013 End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has announced that, regardless of the results of the Moon-sighting committee tonight, the date of the upcoming Eid-el-Fitri (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Malawi had been declared as Friday, August 9, 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Malawi January 17 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Information Minister, Moses Kunkuyu, has announced that tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, 2013, had not been, and would not be, declared as a one-off non-working public holiday by the government of Malawi.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Malawi Year-End 2012-2013 Public Sector Holidays

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Chief Secretary to the Government in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Bright Msaka, has announced that President Bingu wa Mutharika had once again declared a 16-day period of public sector holidays from Saturday, December 22, 2012, until Sunday, January 6, 2013, inclusively.
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  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Malawi Boxing Day Public Holiday Restored

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi government spokesperson, Maganizo Mazeze, has announced that, with immediate effect, December 26 (Boxing Day) would be restored as an official non-working public holiday in Malawi.
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Malawi Calls For New July Public Holiday

    The Nyasa Times (Lilongwe) - The Executive Director of the Council for Non Governmental Organisation in Malawi, Voice Mhone, has called on the government of Malawi to declare a new annual non-working public holiday on July 20.
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  • Apr
  • 19
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  • Malawi Public Holiday April 23

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's President, Joyce Banda, has declared Monday, April 23, 2012, as a non-working public holiday throughout Malawi on the date of the burial ceremony of late president Bingu wa Mutharika.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Malawi President Declares 16-Day Public Sector Holidays

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Chief Secretary to the Government in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Bright Msaka, has announced that President Bingu wa Mutharika had declared a 16-day period of public sector holidays from Friday, December 23, 2011, until Sunday, January 8, 2012, inclusively.
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  • Feb
  • 22
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  • Malawi Rules-Out Bingu Public Holiday

    The Nyasa Times (Lilongwe) - A spokesperson for the Malawi State House has dismissed rumours of a public holiday on either February 24 or 26, 2011, to commemorate President Bingu wa Mutharika's 77th birthday.
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Malawi Set To Declare February 24 Public holiday

    The Nyasa Times (Lilongwe) - Malawi's National Intelligence Service is quoted as saying that the Malawi government is planning to turn President Bingu wa Mutharika's birthday, on February 24th, into a national public holiday.
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2010

  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Malawi Declares September 10 Ramadan Public Holiday

    African Press Agency (APA) - Earlier today, the Malawi Ministry of Local Government announced that the government of Malawi had decided to declare a nation-wide public holiday on Friday, September 10, 2010, on account of the upcoming Eid Ul Fitr celebrations marking the end of the month of Ramadan.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Malawi Declares 10-Day Public Sector Holidays

    Nyasa Times (Lilongwe) - Malawi's State President, Ngwazi Dr Bingu wa Mutharika, in his capacity as Minister responsible for the Civil Service, has granted an additional 3-day period of public holidays, from Tuesday, December 29, to Thursday, December 31, 2009.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Malawi Announces End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    Nyasa Times (Lilongwe) - According to an announcement on state radio and TVM, Malawi's government has declared Monday, September 21, 2009 as a statutory public holiday, to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
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  • May
  • 17
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  • Malawi Declares May 19 Public Holiday

    Nyasa Times (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Patrick Kabambe, has announced that the government of Malawi had declared Tuesday, May 19, 2009, a public holiday on the occasion of this year's Parliamentary and Presidential Elections.
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  • May
  • 17
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  • Malawi Denies May 18 Public Holiday Rumours

    Capital Radio (Blantyre) - In a radio interview this morning, Malawi's former minister of local government and rural development, George Chaponda, denied reports that 18 May has been declared a public holiday.
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2008

  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Malawi Changes Date Of Mothers' Day Public Holiday

    African Press Agency (Lilongwe) - Malawi's President, Bingu wa Mutharika, has announced that from this year onward, Malawi's Mothers' Day public holiday would be observed jointly with the UN-designated World Rural Women's Day, and on the date of the UN day, October 15.
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Malawi Set To Restore Kamuzu Day Public Holiday Starting In 2008

    The Daily Times (Lilongwe) - Malawi's Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, George Chaponda, has announced that Cabinet has approved the Parliamentary resolution of 2006 restoring Kamuzu Day as a public holiday, observed annually on May 14th, in honor of Malawi's first president Hastings Kamuzu Banda.
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2007

  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Malawi Boxing Day Public Holiday Canceled

    Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe) - Malawi's public holidays legislation has been amended, with immediate effect, removing December 26 (Boxing Day) as an official non-working public holiday in Malawi.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Malawi Declares Friday Afternoons Public Holidays Henceforth For Muslims

    Nyasa Times (Lilongwe) - President, Bingu wa Mutharika, has announced that henceforth Friday afternoons would be public holidays in Malawi for all Muslims.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Malawi Declares a One-Month Mourning Period

    Reuters South Africa - A one-month national mourning period was declared, following the death of Malawi's first lady, Ethel wa Mutharika, earlier today.
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  • May
  • 8
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  • Malawi's Kamuzu Day Public Holiday not yet Gazetted by Executive

    The Daily Times (Lilongwe) - With 6 days to go before May 14, 2007, the first occurrence of the new annual public holiday in honour of the country's first president Ngwazi Kamuzu Banda, the Malawi executive has not yet declared it or gazetted it.
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  • Apr
  • 4
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  • Malawi Expected To Declare May 14 Public Holiday

    Nation Online (Lilongwe) - Although Malawi's newly revived, May 14, public holiday still has to be approved by cabinet, it is expected to be approved and occur on May 14, 2007, for the first time.
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See also: Malawi bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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