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Malawi Boxing Day Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Government of the Republic of Malawi (Lilongwe)
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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.

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 5 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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