Official Holidays in Rwanda in 2019

Rwanda List of national official holidays of Rwanda in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day
Wednesday January 02 Day after New Years Day Holiday by Presidential Order
Friday February 01 Heroes day
Sunday April 07 Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 22 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Wednesday May 01 Workers' Day
Wednesday June 05 Eid Ul Fitr End of Ramadan
Monday July 01 Independence Day
Thursday July 04 Liberation Day
Friday August 02 Umuganura Day First Friday in August
Monday August 12 Eid El Haj Sacrifice Feast
Thursday August 15 Assumption of Mary Assumption of Mary
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday 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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