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Rwanda has a total of 21 holidays in 2023. 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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||Sunday, January 1, 2023||New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.|
|Day After New Year's Day
||Monday, January 2, 2023||Day After New Year's Day is a public holiday in Rwanda|
|New Year observed
||Tuesday, January 3, 2023||New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.|
|National Heroes' Day
||Wednesday, February 1, 2023||National Heroes' Day is a public holiday in Rwanda|
||Monday, March 20, 2023||March Equinox in Rwanda (Kigali)|
||Friday, April 7, 2023||Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.|
|Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day
||Friday, April 7, 2023||Tutsi Genocide Memorial Day is a public holiday in Rwanda|
||Monday, April 10, 2023||Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.|
||Friday, April 21, 2023||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.|
||Monday, May 1, 2023||Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.|
||Wednesday, June 21, 2023||June Solstice in Rwanda (Kigali)|
||Thursday, June 29, 2023||Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.|
||Saturday, July 1, 2023||Independence Day is a public holiday in Rwanda|
|Independence Day observed
||Monday, July 3, 2023||Independence Day is a public holiday in Rwanda|
||Tuesday, July 4, 2023||Liberation Day is a public holiday in Rwanda|
||Friday, August 4, 2023||Umuganura Day is a public holiday in Rwanda|
|Assumption of Mary
||Tuesday, August 15, 2023||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.|
||Saturday, September 23, 2023||September Equinox in Rwanda (Kigali)|
||Friday, December 22, 2023||December Solstice in Rwanda (Kigali)|
||Monday, December 25, 2023||Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.|
||Tuesday, December 26, 2023||Boxing Day is a public holiday in Rwanda|