Holidays in Rwanda

Official Holidays

Official holidays in public and private sector shall be determined as follows:

Month

Date

Holiday

January

1

New Year’s Day

 

2

Day after New Year’s Day

February

1

National Heroes Day

April

 

Good Friday

 

 

Easter Monday

 

7

Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day

May

1

Labour Day

July

1

Independence Day

 

4

Liberation Day

Friday of first week of August

 

Umuganura Day

 

15

Assumption Day

December

25

Christmas Day

December

26

Boxing Day

EID EL FITR

 

The date shall be announced each year by Rwanda Moslems Association

EID AL-ADHA

 

The date shall be announced each year by Rwanda Moslems Association

 

Coincidence of official holidays with the days of weekend 

Except 7th April, Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day, if an official holiday falls on one (1) day of the weekend, the following working day shall be an official holiday. If two (2) consecutive official holidays fall on a day of weekend, the two (2) official holidays shall be compensated in one (1) working day that follows. In case of coincidence of two (2) official holidays, the following working day shall be an official holiday to compensate one (1) of the two (2) coinciding official holidays. 

Law on Official holiday

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