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Holidays in Rwanda

Official Holidays

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

  • 1st January: New Year’s Day
  • 2nd January: Day after New Year’s Day
  • 1st February: National Heroes Day
  • Good Friday
  • 7th April: Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
  • 1st May: Labour Day
  • 1st July: Independence Day
  • 4th July: Liberation Day
  • Friday of first week of August: Umuganura Day
  • 15th August: Assumption Day
  • 25th December: Christmas Day
  • 26th December: 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:

http://www.mifotra.gov.rw/fileadmin/templates/downloads/laws/presidential_laws/Official_Gazette_no_Special_bis_of_30.06.2015-Copy.pdf

 

 

 

 


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