Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2016

Rwanda List of national official holidays of Rwanda in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day
Saturday January 02 Day after New Years Day Holiday by Presidential Order
Monday February 01 Heroes day
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday March 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday April 07 Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
Sunday May 01 Workers' Day
Monday May 02 Workers Day Holiday
Friday July 01 Independence Day
Monday July 04 Liberation Day
Wednesday July 06 Eid Ul Fitr End of Ramadan
Friday August 05 Umuganura Day First Friday in August
Monday August 15 Assumption of Mary Assumption of Mary
Monday September 12 Eid El Haj Sacrifice Feast
Monday December 12 Maulid day
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day
Monday December 26 Boxing Day
Tuesday December 27 Christmas Holiday


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

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