Holidays in Rwanda 2024

There are 15 public holidays in Rwanda in 2024, one of which falls on the weekend.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1 and 2, 2024, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

National Heroes Day
National Heroes' Day is a public holiday in Rwanda, observed on February 1, 2024. The holiday is to remember those heroes who lost their lives or made outstanding achievements for the country.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, March 29, 2024.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 1, 2024.

Genocide Memorial Day
Genocide Memorial Day is a public holiday in Rwanda on April 7, 2024. The holiday marks the start of the 1994 genocide, which occurred between April 7 and July 15, 1994, about 100 days during the Rwandan Civil War.

Eid al-Fitr
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday falls on April 10, 2024.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2024, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 17, 2024, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday in Rwanda on July 1, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Rwanda's independence from Belgium on July 1, 1962.

Liberation Day
Liberation Day is a public holiday in Rwanda on July 4, 2024. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) took Kigali and the subsequence victory of the Rwanda Civil war, which ended the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

Umuganura Day
Umuganura Day, also known as Thanksgiving Day in Rwanda, is a traditional festival celebrating the start of the harvest. The holiday falls on August 2, 2024. Family and friends will gather together and share the harvest, a tradition from over a thousand years ago.

Assumption Day
Assumption Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. The holiday is observed on August 15, 2024.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2024.

The following is the list of public holidays in Rwanda 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
New Year's Day HolidayJan 02, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
National Heroes DayFeb 01, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Genocide Memorial DayApr 07, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Genocide Memorial
Day Holiday
Apr 08, 2024MondayObserved
Eid al-FitrApr 10, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 17, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayJul 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Liberation DayJul 04, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Umuganura DayAug 02, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Assumption DayAug 15, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Rwanda in 2024.

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