Rwanda Holidays Calendar 2021

Trying to keep up with the holidays in Rwanda?

Use our calendar below to make sure you never miss a public holiday or event in Rwanda throughout the year.

January – April

DateDay of the WeekPublic Holiday (Offices closed)
1st Jan – New Years DayFridayYes
1st Feb – National Heroe’s DayMondayYes
14th Feb – Valentine’s DaySundayNo
2nd Apr – Good FridayFridayYes
4th Apr – Easter SundaySundayNo
5th Apr – Easter MondayMondayYes
7th Apr – Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial DayWednesdayYes

May – August

DateDay of the WeekPublic Holiday (Offices closed)
1st May – Labour DaySaturdayYes
9th May – Mother’s DaySundayNo
14th May – Eid al-FitrFridayNo
1st Jul – Independence DayThursdayYes
4th Jul – Liberation DaySundayYes (on Monday 5th)
20th Jul – Eid al-AdhaTuesdayYes
6th Aug – Umuganura Day*FridayYes
15th Aug – Assumption DaySundayYes (on Monday 16th)

*Umuganura Day: Celebrating the beginning of harvest season in Rwanda

September – December

DateDay of the WeekPublic Holiday (Offices closed)
24th Dec – Xmas EveFridayOptional
25th Dec – Xmas DaySaturdayYes
26th Dec – Boxing DaySundayYes
31st Dec – NYEThursdayOptional

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