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Malawi Boxing Day A Public Holiday Henceforth

Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe)
Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2018


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.

Officer Makileni went on to state that the change was permanent ("this will now be a tradition"), as "it is everywhere to have a public holiday".

Earlier this week (2013-12-24), the government of Malawi had surprised everyone by announcing that, despite last year's announcement to the contrary, the upcoming Boxing Day, on December 26 (today), would not be an official non-working public holiday in Malawi.

A year ago (2012-12-18), Malawi government spokesperson, Maganizo Mazeze, had announced that, with immediate effect, December 26 (Boxing Day) would be restored as an official non-working public holiday in Malawi.

The Boxing Day public holiday was removed from the list of annual non-working public holidays in Malawi, was removed 6 years ago (2007-10-01) at the behest of then president Bingu wa Mutharika who considered that Malawi has too many annual non-working public holidays.

Apparently, president Bingu wa Mutharika's death, earlier this year (2012-04-19), paved the way for the return of Boxing Day as an annual non-working public holiday in Malawi.



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