PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ACT
Arrangement of Sections
1. Short title
2. Days in the Schedule to be public holidays
3. Power to declare additional public holidays
to make provision for public holidays; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.
[26th March, 1964]
Act 14 of 1964,
Act 59 of1965,
Act 23 of1967,
Act 50 of1967,
Act 33 of1968,
Act 14 of1975,
Act 12 of 1983,
Act 23 of1987,
GN 497 of 1964.
This Act may be cited as the Public Holidays Act.
(1) The days mentioned in the Schedule shall be observed throughout Zambia as public holidays.
(2) Whenever any of the days mentioned in the Schedule falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as a public holiday.
[S 2(3) rep by Act 14 of 1975.]
The Minister shall have power, by statutory notice, from time to time to declare that any day or days shall be observed in Zambia as public holidays in addition to the days mentioned in the Schedule, and any day set apart by virtue of such notice as a public holiday shall be so observed throughout Zambia.
(a) New Year’s Day
(b) Youth Day (12th March)
(c) Good Friday
(d) Holy Saturday
(e) Lbour Day (1st May)
(f) African Freedom Day (25th May)
(g) Heroes Day (First Monday in July)
(h) Unity Day (Tuesday following Heroes Day)
(i) Farmers Day (First Monday in August)
(j) Independence Day (24th October)
(k) Christmas Day
[Sch am by Act 23 of 1987.]