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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

  • Currency: Franc (RWF)
  • Internet domain: .rw - Telephone code: +250 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday june 5, 2024Marathon de KigaliSports events
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday july 1, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Thursday july 4, 2024Freedom DaySecular holiday
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    Friday july 5, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday july 15, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Sunday july 28, 2024FESPADEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday august 2, 2024Harvest festivalSecular holiday
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    Tuesday august 13, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Tuesday september 24, 2024BuildexpoTradeshows
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    Wednesday september 25, 2024KamarampakaEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Marathon de Kigali

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    Wednesday june 5, 2024
    Sports events : Www.kigalimarathon.org/ 2024 edition confirmed

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

    National Day

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Anniversary of independence from Belgium when sovereignty was granted in 1962 Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Freedom Day

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    Thursday july 4, 2024
    Secular holiday : July 5. Anniversary of the 1973 coup. http://kwibohora.rw/

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 5, 2024
    School holidays :

    Parliamentary election

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    Monday july 15, 2024
    Special Events :

    Parliamentary election

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    Special Events :

    FESPAD

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    Sunday july 28, 2024
    Culture : A pan-African dance festival

    Harvest festival

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    Friday august 2, 2024
    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.

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Tuesday august 13, 2024
    School holidays :

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    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.

    Buildexpo

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    Tuesday september 24, 2024
    Tradeshows : Lasts 2 days in Kigali 2024 edition confirmed

    Kamarampaka

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    Wednesday september 25, 2024
    Culture : Commemorates the anniversary of the abolition of the monarchy in 1961, and is marked yearly with the opening of the National Assembly.

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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.

    Public holiday

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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday :