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Zambia To Add New Annual Public Holiday

Source: The Lusaka Times (Lusaka)
Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015
Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2019

At yesterday's National Day of Prayer, the President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, announced that, henceforth, October 18 would be gazetted as an annual non-working public holiday to be observed in Zambia as the National Day of Prayer Zambian public holiday.

Although the government of Zambia often declares one-off public holidays for elections (2015-01-13, 2011-09-15 and 2008-08-26) and former presidents' funerals (2014-11-01, 2011-06-24, 2008-12-14, 2008-11-04, and 2008-08-26), the last time a new annual non-working public holiday was declared in Zambia was in 2008, when the Zambian cabinet decided to add International Women's Day to the annual list of Zambian official public holidays (2007-03-07).

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