Holidays in Rwanda

Official Holidays in 2021

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

2

Good Friday

 

5

Easter Monday

 

7

Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day

May

1

Labour Day

 

3

Labour Day Holiday

 

13

EID EL FITR

July

1

Independence Day

 

4

Liberation Day

 

5

Liberation Day Holiday

 

20

EID AL-ADHA

August

6

Umuganura Day

 

15

Assumption Day

 

16

Assumption Day Holiday

December

25

Christmas Day

 

26

Boxing Day

 

27

Christmas Holiday

 

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.