President's Day in Botswana Date in the current year: July 18, 2016

President's Day in Botswana President's Day is observed in Botswana on the third Monday of July. Celebration of this holiday features numerous events and activities, and this day is a good opportunity to have a rest with the whole family.

The first president of independent Botswana was Sereste Khama, who assumed office on September 30, 1966. He administered the country till his death on July 13, 1980. His son Ian Khama assumed office on April 1, 2008.

Botswana is an independent republic, situated in South Africa. It's a landlocked country and the Kalahari Desert takes about 70% of the territory of Botswana. However, the state made significant economic advances, which is mostly the merit of its first president Sereste Khama.

Celebration of President's Day in Botswana lasts for two days. Before 2006 it was an official two-day holiday, but it was transformed into one-day holiday under the Public Holidays Amendment. Nevertheless, many private and public institutions still typically observe a two-day holiday.

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