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Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2018

Rwanda Upcoming Holidays in Rwanda

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 33 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 34 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 40 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 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day
Tuesday January 02 Jan 2 Day after New Year's Day Holiday by Presidential Order
Thursday February 01 Feb 1 National Heroes Day
Friday March 30 Mar 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Apr 2 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Saturday April 07 Apr 7 Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
Tuesday May 01 May 1 Labor Day
Friday June 15 Jun 15 Eid Ul Fitr End of Ramadan
Sunday July 01 Jul 1 Independence Day
Monday July 02 Jul 2 Independence Day Holiday Holiday as Independence Day falls on a Sunday in 2018
Wednesday July 04 Jul 4 Liberation Day
Friday August 03 Aug 3 Umuganura Day First Friday in August
Wednesday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption of Mary Assumption of Mary
Wednesday August 22 Aug 22 Eid El Haj Sacrifice Feast
Tuesday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Dec 26 Boxing Day

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Notes

  • 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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