Official Holidays

Official Holidays

Official holidays in public and private sector shall be determined as follows:

    1st January: New Year’s Day
    2nd January: Day after New Year’s Day
    1st February: National Heroes Day
    Good Friday
    Easter Monday
    7th April: Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day
    1st May: Labor Day
    1st July: Independence Day
    4th July: Liberation Day
    Friday of first week of August: Umuganura Day
    15th August: Assumption Day
    25th December: Christmas Day
    26th December: Boxing Day
    EID EL FITR: the date shall be announced each year by Rwanda Moslems Association;
    EID AL-ADHA: the date shall be announced each year by Rwanda Moslems Association

Coincidence of official holidays with the days of weekend

Except 7th April, Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day, if an official holiday falls on one (1) day of the weekend, the following working day shall be an official holiday. If two (2) consecutive official holidays fall on a day of weekend, the two (2) official holidays shall be compensated in one (1) working day that follows. In case of coincidence of two (2) official holidays, the following working day shall be an official holiday to compensate one (1) of the two (2) coinciding official holidays.

Law on Official Holidays:

http://www.mifotra.gov.rw/fileadmin/templates/downloads/laws/presidential_laws/Official_Gazette_no_Special_bis_of_30.06.2015-Copy.pdf