Public Holidays in Uganda
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 is thus advised to be a non-working day. Public holidays are generally intended for celebrations, such as the celebration of an important happening like Uganda’s Martyrs’ Day, Uganda’s National Heroes’ Day, worldwide recognition of certain groups like the International Labour 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 Christmas.
Below is our List of National Public Holidays celebrated in Uganda every year with some key information on the meaning of the respective holidays. Heads Up!: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|January||1st Jan||New Year’s Day!|
|26th Jan||NRM Liberation Day|
|February||16th February||Archbishop Janani Luwum 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|
|May||1st May||Labor Day|
|June||3rd June||Martyr’s Day|
|9th June||National Heroes’ Day|
|Exact Day Varies||Eid Al-Fitr||End Of Ramadan, Exact Day Varies|
|August||Exact Day Varies||Eid Al-Adha||Feast Of the sacrifice, Exact Day Varies|
|October||9th October||Independance Day|
|December||25th December||Christmas Day|
|26th December||Boxing Day|