Public Holidays in Tanzania in 2017

Tanzania Upcoming Holidays in Tanzania

Karume Day
Karume Day

7 April 2017 This National holiday is in 15 days. Commemorates the assassination of Zanzibari President Abeid Karume in 1972

Good Friday
Good Friday

14 April 2017 This National holiday is in 22 days. Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of...

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday

16 April 2017 This National holiday is in 24 days. On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Tanzania List of national public holidays of Tanzania in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Thursday January 12 Jan 12 Zanzibar Revolution Day
Friday April 07 Apr 7 Karume Day
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 16 Apr 16 Easter Sunday Good Friday work-free for Protestants
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Wednesday April 26 Apr 26 Union Day
Monday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Monday June 26 Jun 26 Eid ul-Fitr End of Ramadan. Date to be confirmed
Friday July 07 Jul 7 Saba Saba Day
Tuesday August 08 Aug 8 Nane Nane (Farmer's) Day Peasants Day
Friday September 01 Sep 1 Eid El Haj Sacrifice Feast. Date to be confirmed
Saturday October 14 Oct 14 Mwalimu Nyerere Day
Friday December 01 Dec 1 Maulid Day
Saturday December 09 Dec 9 Independence Day
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

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