Rwanda has a total of 22 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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Holiday Date Details
New Year
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
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Rwanda (Kigali)
Good Friday
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
Easter Monday
Monday, April 10, 2023 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Eid al-Fitr
Saturday, April 22, 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.
Eid al-Fitr observed
Monday, April 24, 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.
Labor Day
Monday, May 1, 2023 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Rwanda (Kigali)
Eid al-Adha
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.
Independence Day
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
Liberation Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 Liberation Day is a public holiday in Rwanda
Umuganura Day
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.
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Rwanda (Kigali)
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Rwanda (Kigali)
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Rwanda