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New Year’s Day
Eswatini

New Year’s Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Eswatini

Eswatini celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 JanFriNew Year's Day
20221 JanSatNew Year's Day
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

Africa widely follows the Gregorian Calendar, and even in places with Islamic or traditional calendars, “Western“ New Year’s Day is normally still celebrated.

Most people in Eswatini celebrate with private parties, lots of delicious food, and perhaps the making of some New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s Eve and Day are down-to-earth and family-oriented.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 JanWedNew Year's Day
20191 JanTueNew Year's Day
20181 JanMonNew Year's Day
20171 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday