Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2020

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