Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2019

Rwanda List of national official holidays of Rwanda in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 Jan 1 New Year's Day
Wednesday January 02 Jan 2 Day after New Years Day Holiday by Presidential Order
Friday February 01 Feb 1 Heroes day
Sunday April 07 Apr 7 Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
Friday April 19 Apr 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 22 Apr 22 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Wednesday May 01 May 1 Workers Day
Wednesday June 05 Jun 5 Eid Ul Fitr End of Ramadan
Monday July 01 Jul 1 Independence Day
Thursday July 04 Jul 4 Liberation Day
Friday August 02 Aug 2 Umuganura Day First Friday in August
Monday August 12 Aug 12 Eid El Haj Sacrifice Feast
Thursday August 15 Aug 15 Assumption of Mary Assumption of Mary
Sunday November 10 Nov 10 Maulid day
Wednesday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day
Thursday 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

Translate this page