Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2019

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Rwanda 2019

List of Holidays in Rwanda in 2019

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