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Embassy Holidays

Embassy Holidays and Operational Hours

The Embassy operational hours are 07:30 AM to 01:00 PM and from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.  On Friday, the Embassy is open from 07:30 AM to 01:30 PM.  Personnel take lunch between 01:00 and 02:00 PM.  The Embassy security guards are on duty around the clock and cover the Embassy phones after duty hours.  There are also duty officers on call from the Embassy and Peace Corps.  Emergency requests and enquiries should be directed to the Duty Officer when the Embassy is closed.

The following holidays will be observed in 2015:

January 1, Friday New Year's Day U.S./Lesotho
January 18, Monday Martin Luther King Jnr. Day U.S.
February 15, Monday President's Day U.S.
March 11, Friday Moshoeshoe's Day Lesotho
March 25, Friday Good Friday Lesotho
March 28, Monday Easter Monday Lesotho
May 1, Sunday Workers' Day Lesotho
May 5, Thursday Ascension Day Lesotho
May 25, Wednesday Africa/Heroes Day Lesotho
May 30, Monday Memorial Day U.S.
July 4, Monday Independence Day U.S.
July 17, Sunday King's Birthday Lesotho
September 5, Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 4, Tuesday Independence Day Lesotho
October 10, Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11, Friday Veterans' Day U.S.
November 24, Thursday Thanksgiving U.S.
December 25, Sunday Christmas Day U.S./Lesotho
December 26, Monday Boxing Day Lesotho