Public Holidays in Tanzania
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 Tanzania are generally intended for cultural reasons or celebrations, such as the celebration of an important happening like the Zanzibar Revolution Day, Saba Saba Day , Karume Day , Peasants’ Day , Tanzania Independence Day, Mwalimu Nyerere Day, and even 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 on the 26th of December after Christmas.
Below are the National Holidays that are celebrated in Tanzania every year. Heads Up! : These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates on Public Holidays in Tanzania.
|January||1st Jan||New Year’s Day!|
|12th Jan||Zanzibar Revolution 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||Karume Day|
|26th April||Union Day|
|May||1st May||Labor Day|
|June||Exact Day Varies||Eid Al-Fitr||End Of Ramadan, Exact Day Varies|
|July||7th July||Saba Saba Day|
|August||8th August||Nane Nane ( Farmer’s) Day||Peasants’ Day|
|Exact Day Varies||Eid Al-Adha||Feast Of the sacrifice, Exact Day Varies|
|October||14th October||Mwalimu Nyerere Day|
|November||21st November||Maulid Day|
|December||9th December||Independence Day|
|25th December||Christmas Day|
|26th December||Boxing Day||Celebrated On 26th December|