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Zambia

Christmas 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Zambia

Christmas in Zambia is celebrated with a public holiday every 25 December, as it is in a majority of countries around the world. This Christian festivity commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is part of a 22-28 day season in the Christian calendar known as Advent.

YearDateDayHoliday
202025 DecFriChristmas Day
202125 DecSatChristmas Day
202225 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonChristmas Holiday
202325 DecMonChristmas Day
202425 DecWedChristmas Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Zambia is a very religious nation when it comes to keeping Christmas. The majority of the country is Christian, and the most important thing people do on Christmas Day is go to church to celebrate Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem some 2,000 years ago. Most churches will be decorated with a nativity scene inside and some will put on a nativity play.

Children often bring a gift to church which they donate to kids in hospitals so they can “have a Christmas too”. They also go out Christmas carolling a couple of days before Christmas Day and give any donations they collect to charity. Thus, children are taught early in Zambia to view Christmas as a time to give instead of just a time to receive.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
201925 DecWedChristmas Day
201825 DecTueChristmas Day
201725 DecMonChristmas Day