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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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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday February 1, 2023Heroes DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday February 26, 2023Tour du RwandaSports events
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Genocide Commemoration DaySecular holiday
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 17, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday April 21, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 28, 2023Marathon de KigaliSports events
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    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Www.mineduc.gov.rw
    official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Calendar has changed 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

    We carry confirmed dates till Aug 2023; 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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    Wednesday February 1, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    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 26, 2023
    Sports events : Cycling race www.tourdurwanda.rw/ 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    Genocide Commemoration Day

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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 Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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 17, 2023
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Marathon de Kigali

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    Sports events : Www.kigalimarathon.org/ 2023 edition NOT confirmed