Public Holidays in Rwanda
What is a public holiday?
This is a holiday or vacation which is set up by the national authorities of states or through worldwide agreements and during this time Government offices, schools and most offices are closed. Public holidays in Rwanda are generally intended for cultural reasons or celebrations, such as the celebration of an important happening like the Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day, Rwanda’s National Heroes Day, Umuganura Day, and worldwide recognition of certain groups like the International Labor Day meant for workers,International Women’s Day (celebrated across the world to pay honour to the great women of the society) or devout commemorations like Christmas or Eid al-Adha or Eid Al-Fitr (End Of Ramadan) and others like Boxing Day which is celebrated after hristmas.
Below are the National Holidays celebrated annually in Rwanda. Heads Up! : These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates on Public Holidays in Rwanda.
|January||1st Jan||New Year’s Day!|
|February||1st February||National Heroes Day|
|March||8th March||International Women’s Day!|
|Exact Day Varies||Good Friday||Friday Before Easter Sunday|
|April||Exact Day Varies||Easter Sunday|
|Easter Monday||Monday After Easter Sunday|
|7th April||Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day|
|May||1st May||Labor Day|
|June||Exact Day Varies||Eid Al-Fitr||End Of Ramadan, Exact Day Varies|
|July||1st July||Independence Day|
|4th July||Liberation Day|
|August||3rd August||Umuganura Day||A public Holiday in Rwanda Observed on the first Friday in August. Also known as Thanksgiving Day or National harvest day.|
|15th August||Assumption Day||Assumption of Mary|
|Exact Day Varies||Eid Al-Adha||Feast Of the sacrifice, Exact Day Varies|
|December||25th December||Christmas Day|
|26th December||Boxing Day|