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

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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 current 2 months



Internet domain: .rw - Telephone code: +250 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: no)
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Genocide Commemoration Day**Sunday April 7, 2019Secular holiday 
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Easter holiday (end)Monday April 16, 2018School holidays 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Marathon de Kigali*Sunday May 20, 2018Sports events 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Friday June 15, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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National Day**Sunday July 1, 2018National Day 
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National Day**Monday July 2, 2018National Day 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday August 3, 2018School holidays 
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Harvest festival*Friday August 3, 2018Secular holiday 
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Tour du Rwanda*Sunday August 5, 2018Sports events 
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Assumption*Wednesday August 15, 2018Catholic 
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summer holiday (end)Tuesday August 21, 2018School holidays 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)*Tuesday August 21, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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parliamentary electionSunday September 2, 2018Special Events 
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Kamarampaka*Tuesday September 25, 2018Culture 
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Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Genocide Commemoration Day -
Sunday April 7, 2019

Secular holiday : On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying President Habyarimana, a Hutu, was shot down. Violence began almost immediately after that. Under the cover of war, Hutu extremists launched their plans to destroy the entire Tutsi civilian population. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Easter holiday (end) -
Monday April 16, 2018

School holidays :


Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Marathon de Kigali -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Sports events : Www.kigalimarathon.org/ 2018 edition confirmed
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Eid al-Fitr literally means the Festival of Breaking the Fast .


National Day -
Sunday July 1, 2018

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


National Day -
Monday July 2, 2018

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 -
Thursday July 4, 2019

Secular holiday : July 5. Anniversary of the 1973 coup.


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday August 3, 2018

School holidays :


Harvest festival -
Friday August 3, 2018

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. 2019 date not confirmed


Tour du Rwanda -
Sunday August 5, 2018

Sports events : Cycling race http://www.tourdurwanda.rw/ 2018 edition confirmed
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Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

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.


Summer holiday (end) -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

School holidays :


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

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.


Parliamentary election -
Sunday September 2, 2018

Special Events :


Kamarampaka -
Tuesday September 25, 2018

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