Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2021

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List of Holidays in Rwanda in 2021

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Friday New Year's Day Official Holiday
Monday New Year (in lieu) Official Holiday Holiday by Presidential Order
Monday Heroes' Day Official Holiday
Friday Good Friday Official Holiday
Monday Easter Monday Official Holiday
Wednesday Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day Official Holiday
Saturday Worker's Day Official Holiday International Workers' Day
Monday Worker's Day (in lieu) Official Holiday International Workers' Day
Thursday Eid Ul Fitr Official Holiday End of Ramadan
Thursday Independence Day Official Holiday National Day
Sunday Liberation Day Official Holiday
Monday Liberation Day (in lieu) Official Holiday
Tuesday Eid El Haj Official Holiday Feast of the Sacrifice
Friday Umuganura Day Official Holiday First Friday of August
Sunday Assumption Day Official Holiday
Saturday Christmas Day Official Holiday
Sunday Boxing Day Official Holiday
Monday Christmas Holiday Official Holiday

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 (7th April), 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 in one working day that follows
  • If two official holidays fall on the same working day, the following working day shall be an official holiday to compensate one of the two coinciding official holidays