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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.

MonthDatePublic HolidayComments
January1st JanNew Year’s Day!
26th JanNRM Liberation Day
February16th FebruaryArchbishop Janani Luwum Day!
March8th MarchInternational Women’s Day!
Exact Day VariesGood FridayFriday Before Easter Sunday
AprilExact Day VariesEaster Sunday
Easter MondayMonday After Easter Sunday
May1st MayLabor Day
June3rd JuneMartyr’s Day
9th JuneNational Heroes’ Day
Exact Day VariesEid Al-FitrEnd Of Ramadan, Exact Day Varies
AugustExact Day VariesEid Al-AdhaFeast Of the sacrifice, Exact Day Varies
October9th OctoberIndependance Day
December25th DecemberChristmas Day
26th DecemberBoxing Day

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