National Holidays & Anthem

2008 Malawi  Public Holidays


Holiday Name
New Year’s Day  1 January
Chiulembwe Day 15 January
Martyr’s Day 3 March
Good Friday 14 April
Easter 17 April
Labour Day 2 May
Freedom Day 14 June
Republic Day 6 July
Mother’s Day 8 October
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December

Malawi National Anthem

O God bless our land of Malawi,
Keep it a land of peace.
Put down each and every enemy,
Hunger, disease, envy.
Join together all our hearts as one,
That we be free from fear.
Bless our leader, each and every one,
And Mother Malawi.

Our own Malawi, this land so fair,
Fertile and brave and free.
With its lakes, refreshing mountain air,
How greatly blest are we.
Hills and valleys, soil so rich and rare,
Give us a bounty free.
Wood and forest, plains so broad and fair,
All-beauteous Malawi.

Freedom ever, let us all unite
To build up Malawi.
With our love, our zeal and loyalty,
Bringing our best to her.
In time of war, or in time of peace,
One purpose and one goal.
Men and women serving selflessly
In building Malawi.

Original words :

Mlungu dalitsani Malawi,
Mumsunge m’mtendere.
Gonjetsani adani onse,
Njala, nthenda, nsanje.
Lunzitsani mitima yathu,
Kuti tisaope.
Mdalitse Mtsogo leri na fe,
Ndi Mai Malawi.

Malawi ndziko lokongola,
La chonde ndi ufulu,
Nyanja ndi mphepo ya m’mapiri,
Ndithudi tadala.
Zigwa, mapiri, nthaka, dzinthu,
N’mphatso zaulere.
Nkhalango, madambo abwino.
Ngwokoma Malawi.

O! Ufulu tigwirizane,
Kukweza Malawi.
Ndi chikondi, khama, kumvera,