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Holidays & Observances in Botswana

Botswana is an African country just north of South Africa. It was under British control nearly 100 years, but both the takeover of Britain and the movement towards independence from Britain were fairly peaceful. Botswana is currently inhabited by several different tribe, the biggest of which is the Tswana tribe, but it also holds on to some British traditions. Christianity is the most common religion there, and most people who do not identify with Christianity identify themselves as having no religion. As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the face of Botswana and its traditions are still in a constant state of change.


Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Botswana Independence Day (Boipuso) Public