Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2017

Rwanda List of national official holidays of Rwanda in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Monday January 02 Day after New Year's Day Holiday by Presidential Order
Wednesday February 01 National Heroes Day
Friday April 07 Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 01 Labor Day
Sunday June 25 Eid Ul Fitr End of Ramadan
Monday June 26 Eid-Ul-Fitr Holiday
Saturday July 01 Independence Day
Monday July 03 Independence Day Holiday
Tuesday July 04 Liberation Day
Friday August 04 Umuganura Day First Friday in August
Tuesday August 15 Assumption of Mary Assumption of Mary
Friday September 01 Eid El Haj Sacrifice Feast
Monday December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 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

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