Rwanda has a total of 23 holidays in 2021. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year
Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Day After New Year's Day
Saturday, January 2, 2021 Day After New Year's Day is a public holiday in Rwanda
Day After New Year's Day observed
Monday, January 4, 2021 Day After New Year's Day is a public holiday in Rwanda
National Heroes' Day
Monday, February 1, 2021 National Heroes' Day is a public holiday in Rwanda
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Rwanda (Kigali)
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day is a public holiday in Rwanda
Labor Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Labor Day observed
Monday, May 3, 2021 Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Eid al-Fitr
Thursday, May 13, 2021 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.
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Rwanda (Kigali)
Independence Day
Thursday, July 1, 2021 Independence Day is a public holiday in Rwanda
Liberation Day
Sunday, July 4, 2021 Liberation Day is a public holiday in Rwanda
Liberation Day observed
Monday, July 5, 2021 Liberation Day is a public holiday in Rwanda
Umuganura Day
Friday, August 6, 2021 Umuganura Day is a public holiday in Rwanda
Assumption of Mary
Sunday, August 15, 2021 The Christian feast of the Assumption of Mary is on or around Aug 15 in most countries. A few celebrate Assumption Day at other times of the year.
Assumption of Mary observed
Monday, August 16, 2021 The Christian feast of the Assumption of Mary is on or around Aug 15 in most countries. A few celebrate Assumption Day at other times of the year.
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Rwanda (Kigali)
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Rwanda (Kigali)
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Rwanda
Christmas Day observed
Monday, December 27, 2021 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day observed
Monday, December 27, 2021 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Rwanda