Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2017

Rwanda Upcoming Holidays in Rwanda

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 34 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2017 This National holiday is in 35 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2018 This National holiday is in 41 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

Rwanda List of national official holidays of Rwanda in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Jan 2 Day after New Year's Day Holiday by Presidential Order
Wednesday February 01 Feb 1 National Heroes Day
Friday April 07 Apr 7 Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 01 May 1 Labor Day
Sunday June 25 Jun 25 Eid Ul Fitr End of Ramadan
Monday June 26 Jun 26 Eid-Ul-Fitr Holiday
Saturday July 01 Jul 1 Independence Day
Monday July 03 Jul 3 Independence Day Holiday
Tuesday July 04 Jul 4 Liberation Day
Friday August 04 Aug 4 Umuganura Day First Friday in August
Tuesday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption of Mary Assumption of Mary
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Eid El Haj Sacrifice Feast
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day


National Holiday


  • Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightings and may differ from the date given
  • Except for Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day, if an official holiday falls on a weekend, the following working day shall be an official holiday
  • If two consecutive official holidays fall on a weekend, the two official holidays shall be compensated on one official holiday on the following working day
  • If two official holidays fall on the same day, the following working day shall be an official holiday to compensate one of the two official holidays

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