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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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Heroes DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Sunday February 20, 2022Tour du RwandaSports events
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Thursday March 31, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 7, 2022Genocide Commemoration DaySecular holiday
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday May 2, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022BuildexpoTradeshows
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Sunday May 22, 2022Marathon de KigaliSports events
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Friday July 1, 2022National DayNational Day
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Monday July 4, 2022Freedom DaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 9, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Friday July 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday July 31, 2022FESPADEvents, celebrations...
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Public holiday

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday : If a official holiday falls on one (1)day of the weekend, the following working day shall be an official holiday. If two (2) consecutive official holidays fall on a day of week end, the two (2) official holidays shall be compensated in one (1) working day that follows. In case of coincidence of two (2) official holidays, the following working day shall be an official holiday to compensate one (1) of the two (2) coinciding official holidays.

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Www.mineduc.gov.rw
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Calendar to change after Jan 7, 2019 to link the calendar with that of the East African Community member countries
Teaching languages: Kinyarwanda, English, French
Schooling is officially mandatory till age 16, but more than half the children do not attend school after they are 10
schools may open on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Aug 2022; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Heroes Day

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Tour du Rwanda

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Sunday February 20, 2022
Sports events : Cycling race www.tourdurwanda.rw/ 2022 edition confirmed

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Thursday March 31, 2022
School holidays :

Genocide Commemoration Day

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Thursday April 7, 2022
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

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday April 18, 2022
School holidays :

Labor Day/May Day

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Buildexpo

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 2 days in Kigali 2022 edition confirmed

Marathon de Kigali

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Sunday May 22, 2022
Sports events : Www.kigalimarathon.org/ 2022 edition confirmed

National Day

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Friday July 1, 2022
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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Monday July 4, 2022
Secular holiday : July 5. Anniversary of the 1973 coup. http://kwibohora.rw/

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

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Saturday July 9, 2022
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 July 11, 2022
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.

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 15, 2022
School holidays :

FESPAD

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Sunday July 31, 2022
Culture : A pan-African dance festival