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Rwanda : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Rwanda : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

Internet domain: .rw - Telephone code: +250 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: no)
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Name Date Kind
summer holiday (end)Monday August 2, 2021School holidays 
Harvest festival*Friday August 6, 2021Secular holiday 
Assumption*Sunday August 15, 2021Catholic 
Public holidayMonday August 16, 2021Secular holiday 
Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF)**Monday September 6, 2021Tradeshows 
Kamarampaka*Saturday September 25, 2021Culture 

Summer holiday (end) -
Monday August 2, 2021

School holidays :

Harvest festival -
Friday August 6, 2021

Secular holiday : Umuganura “Harvest day” was one of the most important ceremonies performed by Rwandans at the beginning of every harvest season. This event came second to the most important ceremony in the Rwandan kingdom, which was the enthronization of the new King. Though we do not know exactly when “Umuganura” was introduced in Rwandan society; some literature states that, it could have been started together with the introduction of the agriculture in Rwanda during the 3rd century B.C.

Assumption -
Sunday August 15, 2021

Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.

Public holiday -
Monday August 16, 2021

Secular holiday :

Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) -
Monday September 6, 2021

Tradeshows : Https:// in Kigali 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)

Kamarampaka -
Saturday September 25, 2021

Culture : Commemorates the anniversary of the abolition of the monarchy in 1961, and is marked yearly with the opening of the National Assembly.