Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2018

Rwanda List of national official holidays of Rwanda in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Tuesday January 02 Day after New Year's Day Holiday by Presidential Order
Thursday February 01 National Heroes Day
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Saturday April 07 Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
Tuesday May 01 Labor Day
Friday June 15 Eid Ul Fitr End of Ramadan
Sunday July 01 Independence Day
Monday July 02 Independence Day Holiday Holiday as Independence Day falls on a Sunday in 2018
Wednesday July 04 Liberation Day
Friday August 03 Umuganura Day First Friday in August
Wednesday August 15 Assumption of Mary Assumption of Mary
Tuesday August 21 Eid El Haj Sacrifice Feast
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday 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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