Rwanda has a total of 17 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date
New Year
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday January 1
Day After New Year's Day
Wednesday January 2
National Heroes' Day
Friday February 1
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day
Sunday April 7
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19
Labor Day
Wednesday May 1
Eid al-Fitr
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Tuesday June 4
June Solstice
Friday June 21
Independence Day
Monday July 1
Liberation Day
Thursday July 4
Umuganura Day
Friday August 2
Assumption Day
Thursday August 15
September Equinox
Monday September 23
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25
Boxing Day
Thursday December 26