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Public holidays in Rwanda

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Public holidays in Rwanda

This is a list of public holidays in Rwanda. Rwanda observes fourteen[1] regular public holidays.

Additionally, the week following Genocide Memorial Day on 7 April is designated an official week of mourning.[2] The last Saturday of each month is umuganda, a national day of community service, during which most normal services remain closed until midday.[3]

Public holidays

Date English Name
1 January New Year's Day
2 January Holiday by Presidential Order
1 February Heroes Day
Variable Good Friday
7 April Genocide Memorial Day
1 May Labour Day
1 July Independence Day
4 July Liberation Day
15 August Assumption
First Friday of August Umuganura - National Harvest Day
Variable Eid ul-Fitr
Variable Eid al-Adha
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day


  1. ^ Republic of Rwanda. "Official Holidays". Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ Briggs, Philip; Booth, Janice (2006). Rwanda - The Bradt Travel Guide (3rd ed.). London: Bradt Travel Guides. p. 61.  
  3. ^ * Gahindiro, John (2008-06-02). "Making "Umuganda" More Useful".  
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