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Southern Africa Travel Guide

Public & national holidays in Lesotho


Country: Lesotho
LESOTHO PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
March 11 – Moshoeshoe Day (Lesotho)
July17 – King’s Birthday (Lesotho)
October 4 – Independence Day (Lesotho)

GENERAL HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL DATES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
January 1 – New Years Day
March 8 – Common Wealth Day*
May 1 – Labour Day
May 25 – Africa Freedom Day*
December 1 – World Aids Day (global)*
December 10 – Human Rights Day (global)*
December 25/26 – Christmas/ “Boxing Day” (Day of Goodwill in South Africa)

- Events marked with an * are generally not considered public holidays but some cities might host special events around these dates.
- Variable Christian holidays like Easter and Good Friday are also observed in most places in southern Africa.
- Some individual places might also honour Jewish, Hindu and Muslim holidays. Many Muslim shop owners close for their shops for the Friday afternoon prayer.
- PLEASE NOTE: Usually, when a public holiday falls on a Sunday, it will automatically be moved to a Monday.

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