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Zimbabwe 2022 Public Holidays Gazetted

Source: The Herald (Harare)
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: April 30, 2022


Zimbabwe's Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Kazembe Kazembe, has gazetted the annual announcement of the dates for the 2022 non-working public holidays in Zimbabwe in the General Notice 851 of 2021 ("GN 2021-851 Public Holidays And Prohibition Of Business Act For 2022").

The aforementioned General Notice 851 begins with the preamble "It is hereby declared that, in terms of section 2(1) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act [Chapter 10:21], the days listed in the Schedule will be public holidays in 2022. This list does not include any days which the President may declare to be public holidays in terms of section 2(2) of the Public Holidays and Prohibition of Business Act [Chapter 10:21]".

The list of 2022 public holidays in Zimbabwe, as usual (2020-10-03, 2019-09-30, 2018-09-22, 2017-09-02, 2016-09-18, 2015-08-31, 2014-07-28, 2013-06-29, 2013-02-04 and 2012-08-01), does not include any special public holidays that the President has the power to declare, but does include the new annual non-working public holiday of Zimbabwe, on February 21 (2017-08-19, 2018-02-20 and 2017-11-22), the former Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, now renamed National Youth Day.

A day in lieu public holiday is listed on Monday, May 2, 2022, due to Workers Day falling on a Sunday. However, General Notice 851 does not list any compensatory public holiday due to Easter Monday and Independence Day both falling on Monday, April 18, 2022.



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