Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2018

Rwanda 2018

Rwanda List of Holidays in Rwanda in 2018

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

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