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Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

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Eswatini formerly Swaziland

Holidays & Observances in Eswatini

Eswatini is a country in southwest Africa. It still maintains much of the indigenous Swazi peoples’ precolonial culture, including being the only country in Africa to still have an absolute Monarchy. Christianity did have and influence on Swaziland, but the most commonly practiced religion is Zionism, which combines Christianity with indigenous beliefs. Christian and legal holidays are important to the Swazis, but they are not nearly as important as the traditional ceremonies of harvest and important milestones celebrated throughout the year in Swaziland.

 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
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
Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity