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Uganda - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

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Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Uganda



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Martyrs of Uganda Day**Monday June 3, 2019Secular holiday 
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National Heroes Day*Sunday June 9, 2019Secular holiday 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday June 15, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Fathers' DayFriday June 21, 2019cards/flowers 
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Public holiday*Wednesday July 10, 2019Secular holiday 
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local electionsWednesday July 10, 2019Special Events 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday August 21, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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summer holiday (beginning)Saturday August 31, 2019School holidays 
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summer holiday (end)Tuesday September 24, 2019School holidays 
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Expo Uganda**Saturday October 5, 2019Tradeshows 
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Independence Day*Wednesday October 9, 2019National Day 
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Deepavali/Dipabali**Thursday November 7, 2019cards/flowers 
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new year holiday (beginning)Saturday December 7, 2019School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Wednesday December 25, 2019Catholic or protestant 
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Boxing DayThursday December 26, 2019Secular holiday 
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Martyrs of Uganda Day -
Monday June 3, 2019

Secular holiday : Honours a group of Catholic and Protestant converts killed by Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda Kingdom between 1885 and 1887. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


National Heroes Day -
Sunday June 9, 2019

Secular holiday : Honors all those who sacrificed themselves to better the lives of the Ugandan people. Unfortunately, the holiday is one of the most divisive days in the Ugandan year. What constitutes a hero, and who specifically should be honored, are matters of debate in the country. Many of the heroes officially recognized by the government are fallen soldiers who died during Uganda's civil war in the 1980s. But the scars of that war, and the memories of crimes committed by both sides against the Ugandan people, are still in evidence today. There is no widespread agreement as to which of that war's fallen should be honored. Some citizens have argued for remembering less controversial heroes, such as the Ugandan doctor who detected a deadly Ebola outbreak before it spread. [encyclopedia2]


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Fathers' Day -
Friday June 21, 2019

cards/flowers :


Public holiday -
Tuesday July 10, 2018

Secular holiday : Election day


Local elections -
Tuesday July 10, 2018

Special Events :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday August 31, 2018

School holidays :


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday September 24, 2018

School holidays :


Expo Uganda -
Friday October 5, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 6 days - http://uma.or.ug/ in Kampala 2018 edition confirmed


Independence Day -
Tuesday October 9, 2018

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1962


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Wednesday November 7, 2018

cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday


New year holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 7, 2018

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Tuesday December 25, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.


Boxing Day -
Wednesday December 26, 2018

Secular holiday :