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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Swaziland (eSwatini) public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of July 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Swaziland (eSwatini) 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 Swaziland (eSwatini) public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jul
  • 3
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  • Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2019 Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's government has announced the date when the upcoming non-working public holiday in Swaziland for the 2019 Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be observed.
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2018

  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Swaziland Public Holidays July 22-23

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs Principal Secretary, Anthony Masilela, has announced that Monday, July 23, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming birth anniversary of King Sobhuza II, who was born on July 22, 1899.
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  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2018 Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's government has announced the date when the upcoming non-working public holiday in Swaziland for the 2018 Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be observed.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Swaziland Public Holidays April 19-20

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Minister for Home Affairs, Princess Tsandzile, has announced in Parliament that the upcoming annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland to mark King Mswati III's birthday would be observed on Thursday, April 19, 2018, to be followed by a one-off public holiday on Friday, April 20, 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday January 5

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Princess Tsandzile, has announced that the upcoming Incwala annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland would occur on Friday, January 5, 2018.
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2017

  • Aug
  • 18
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  • Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2017 Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's government has announced the date when the upcoming non-working public holiday in Swaziland for the 2017 Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be observed.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday December 17

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Princess Tsandzile, has announced that the upcoming Incwala annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland would occur on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
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  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2016 Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Indvuna Yembali Nonduduzo Zubuko in a joint statement with Sijabuliso Ginindza and Swaziland's Chairman of Culture, Prince Bukhosi, has announced the date when the upcoming non-working public holiday in Swaziland for the 2016 Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be observed.
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  • Feb
  • 25
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  • Swaziland Public Holiday April 22

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Princess Tsandzile, has announced that, once again, the annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland to mark King Mswati III's birthday would be observed on Friday, April 22, 2016, due to its set date falling midweek, in 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday December 28

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Ludzidzini Acting Governor, Timothy Velabo "TV" Mtetwa, has announced that the upcoming Incwala annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland would occur on Monday, December 28, 2015.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2015 Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Indvuna Yembali Nonduduzo Zubuko has announced the date when the upcoming non-working public holiday in Swaziland for the 2015 Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be observed on.
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  • Mar
  • 12
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  • Swaziland Public Holiday April 20

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Princess Tsandzile, has announced that, once again, the annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland to mark King Mswati III's birthday would be observed on Monday, April 20, 2015, due to its set date falling on a Sunday, in 2015.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday January 8

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade Chief Commercial Officer, Magenius Hlophe, has finally announced that the upcoming Incwala annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland would occur on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday Next Week

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Ludzidzini Royal Residence Governor Mtetwa, has announced that the upcoming Incwala annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland would soon be announced, and that in all likelihood, the upcoming Incwala non-working public holiday in Swaziland would be either Wednesday or Thursday, January 7 or 8, 2015.
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2014

  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Swaziland Reed Dance 2014 Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Indvuna Yembali Nonduduzo Zubuko has announced the date when the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would observed.
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  • Apr
  • 15
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  • Swaziland Public Holiday April 24

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Princess Tsandzile, has announced that, once again, the annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland to mark King Mswati III's birthday would be moved to Thursday, April 24, 2014, due to its set date falling during the Easter weekend in 2014.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday Friday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Princess Tsandzile, has announced that the upcoming Incwala non-working public holiday in Swaziland would soon be announced as Friday, December 20, 2013.
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  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Swaziland Little Incwala Tomorrow

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - The acting Governor of the Ludzidzini Royal Residence has announced that the start of the annual Little Incwala, attended by King Mswati III, will take place tomorrow.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday Clarification

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Chief Commercial Officer in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade, Magenious Hlophe, has clarified the rules for shop openings on the occasion of the upcoming Incwala (aka. First Fruits) non-working public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Swaziland Reed Dance 2013 Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Prince Gcokoma Dlamini, has announced, once again "well in advance", that the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be in September.
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  • Jul
  • 3
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  • Swaziland General Elections September 20

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - A spokesman for Swaziland's Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC), Sabelo Dlamini, has confirmed the date of Friday, September 20, 2013, as the date of the upcoming general elections.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Swaziland Public Holiday April 19

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has announced that Friday, April 19, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday on account of this year's birth anniversary of King Mswati III.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday Expected December 31

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's sources have informed us that the date of the upcoming Incwala (aka. First Fruits) non-working public holiday would most likely be Monday, December 31, 2012.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Swaziland Public Holiday July 23

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's acting Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Hlobisile Ndlovu, has announced that Monday, July 23, 2012, would be a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming birth anniversary of King Sobhuza II, who was born on July 22, 1899.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Swaziland Reed Dance 2012 Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs minister, Prince Gcokoma Dlamini, has announced, once again well in advance, that the upcoming non-working public holiday for the Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be in September.
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  • Apr
  • 14
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  • Swaziland April Public Holiday Switch

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Chief Gcokoma, has announced that Friday, April 20, 2012, had been declared a non-working public holiday throughout Swaziland to celebrate King Mswati III's birthday.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Swaziland 2013 Election Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Government Press Secretary, Percy Simelane, has announced that the main day of the upcoming national secondary parliamentary elections would, once again, be a non-working public holiday in Swaziland.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Swaziland 2011 Incwala Public Holiday Announced

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's acting Ludzidzini Governor, Timothy Velabo Mtetwa, has announced that the date of the upcoming Incwala (aka. First Fruits) public holiday would be Tuesday, December 13, 2011.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday Soon To Be Announced

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, has announced that the date of the upcoming Incwala (aka. First Fruits) public holiday would soon be announced.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Swaziland Teachers' Day Public Holiday Calls

    The Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - The Secretary General of Swaziland's National Association of Teachers (SNAT), Muzi Mhlanga, has called on the Government of Swaziland to declare a new, annual, October 5, non-working public holiday to commemorate International Teachers' Day.
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  • Jun
  • 16
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  • Swaziland Reed Dance 2011 Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, has announced that the upcoming Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) public holiday would be in August.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Swaziland Announces Incwala Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mduduzi Magongo, has finally announced that the upcoming Incwala public holiday would be Friday, December 24, 2010.
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Swaziland Announces Umhlanga Public Holiday

    Government of Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, has announced that the date of the upcoming Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) public holiday had been declared in August.
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Swaziland Announces April 26 Public Holiday

    Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, has announced that Monday, April 26, 2010, would be a non-working public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Swaziland Traditional Public Holidays Uproar

    The Times of Swaziland (Mbabane) - Over the past weekend, Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, and his Principal Secretary, Mduduzi Magongo, have lashed-out at diary publishers that have already published 2010 diaries showing the dates for the Umhlanga and Incwala public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Swaziland Declares Monday A Public Holiday

    The Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, has finally announced the date of the upcoming Incwala public holiday as Monday, January 4, 2010.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Swaziland Announces Date Of Incwala Main Day

    The Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Home Affairs Minister, Chief Mgwagwa Gamadze, has announced that the main day of the upcoming Incwala would on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010.
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  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Swaziland Little Incwala On December 17 or 18

    The Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - The acting Governor of the Ludzidzini Royal Residence, Timothy Velabo Mthethwa, has announced that the Little Incwala, attended by King Mswati III, will take place on tomorrow or Friday.
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  • Aug
  • 29
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  • Swaziland Reed Dance Public Holiday Confirmed

    Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the upcoming Umhlanga (Reed Dance) public holiday would occur at the end of August.
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  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Swaziland Reed Dance Public Holiday Date Update

    The Times of Swaziland (Nhlangano) - Swaziland's Education Minister, Wilson Ntshangase, has indicated in a recent announcement that the upcoming reed dance would be staged at the end of August.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Swaziland 2009 Reed Dance Public Holiday Update

    The Times of Swaziland (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Macford Sibandze, has announced the date when the upcoming Umhlanga (Reed Dance) public holiday would be observed.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Swaziland Declares April 20 Public Holiday

    The Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, announced that Monday, April 20, 2009, had been declared a one-off public holiday due to the fact that this year's King's Birthday public holiday (April 19) falls on a Sunday.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Swaziland Announces Incwala Public Holiday Date

    Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Principal Secretary of Home Affairs, Meshack Shongwe, announced last night that the upcoming Incwala (aka. First Fruits) public holiday would be observed on Monday, December 15, 2008.
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  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Swaziland Announces Official Reed Dance Public Holiday Date

    The Times of Swaziland (Mbabane) - Prince Gabheni, in an interview yesterday, announced that the 2008 Umhlanga (Reed Dance) ceremony would straddle the months of August and September, with the second day, being the official Umhlanga public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 30
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  • Swaziland Declares September 19 Public Holiday

    Times of Swaziland (Lobamba) - At a press conference, earlier today, Swaziland's Elections and Boundaries Commission Chairman, Chief Gija, announced that Friday, September 19, 2008, will be a public holiday on the occasion of the Secondary General Elections.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Swaziland's Incwala Public Holiday Date Confirmed

    The Times (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Minister of Home Affairs, Prince Gabheni, has officially announced that the public holiday corresponding to the Incwala, would be on Friday, December 28, 2007.
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Swaziland's Incwala Public Holiday Still Not Officially Announced

    The Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - Swaziland's Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Meshack Shongwe, said that the date of the upcoming Incwala public holiday had not been made, adding that such a decision was made by Labadzala who understand the customary signs, which prelude the Incwala Dance.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Swaziland Umhlanga Public Holiday Seems Set For September 3

    IOL (Mbabane) - It would appear that this year's Umhlanga, or Reed Dance, Ceremony will take place in the month of September.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Unconfirmed Date For Swaziland's Umhlanga Reed Dance

    Zululand EcoAdventures (Mbabane) - A travel website has posted the date of September 8 for the 2007 Umhlanga, or Reed Dance. However, no official announcement has yet been made and the semi-official Swazi Observer newspaper, in a recent article, hinted that it might be in August.
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Swaziland Declares July 23 Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    The Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - Monday, July 23, 2007, has been declared as a day in lieu public holiday for the July 22 public holiday for the Birthday of the King's Late Father.
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  • Jul
  • 4
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  • Swaziland's Reed Dance Public Holiday Possibly In Jeopardy

    IOL (Mbabane) - The new Children's Act, which came into effect this week, outlaws virginity testing of girls younger than the age of 16, casting doubts about the future of the Umhlanga (Reed Dance) public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Swaziland Announces Saturday Date For Incwala Public Holiday

    The Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - Minister of Home Affairs Prince Gabheni has declared Saturday, January 6, 2007, a public holiday on the occasion of the Incwala Ceremony.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Swaziland Incwala Public Holiday Date Still Uncertain

    Sunday Times (Mbabane) - At yesterday's Cabinet meeting, Swaziland's Prime Minister, Themba Dlamini, has confirmed that the date for the Incwala main day, and related public holiday, was still unknown ("I have no idea when the Incwala holiday will be").
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Swaziland Begins Little Incwala Ceremonies

    The Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - The first day of the little Incwala ceremony attracted over 1500 members of various regiments as it unraveled, today, within the national cattle byre at Ludzidzini yesterday afternoon.
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1996

  • Apr
  • 3
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  • Swaziland May 1st Public Holiday Confirmed

    The Swazi Observer (Mbabane) - The Government of Swaziland has confirmed the previously-announced addition of Workers' Day, on May 1st, as a new annual non-working public holiday in Swaziland.
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See also: Swaziland (eSwatini) bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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