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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Rwanda public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of January 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Rwanda public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Rwanda public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Rwanda 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2019.
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2018

  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Rwanda 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2018.
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2017

  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Rwanda Public Holidays Amended

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released the "Presidential Order N° 54/01 Of 24/02/2017 Determining Official Public Holidays" which amends the list of annual non-working public holidays in Rwanda.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Rwanda 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2017.
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2016

  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Rwanda Public Holiday August 5

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda through the Rwandan Ministry of Labor, has released a communique declaring Friday, August 5, 2016, as a non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda on account of the upcoming annual Umuganura Rwandan public holiday, which "normally takes place on August, 1st every year".
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Rwanda Eid Al-Fitr 2015 Public Holidays

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - Earlier tonight, the Government of Rwanda, through its Ministry of Public Service and Labour, issued a communique announcing to the population of Rwanda that Wednesday, July 6, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda on account of the upcoming annual Rwandan public holiday to mark Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Rwanda Public Holiday May 2

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released a communique reminding the population of Rwanda that Monday, May 2, 2016, will be a day in lieu non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda on account of the upcoming annual Rwandan public holiday to mark Workers' Day falling on a Sunday in 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Rwanda Public Holiday December 18

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released a communique announcing that Friday, December 18, 2015, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda on account of the upcoming referendum on the removal of a two-term limit for President from the Rwandan constitution.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Rwanda 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Rwanda Eid Al-Fitr 2015 Public Holidays

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - Earlier tonight, the Government of Rwanda, through its Ministry of Public Service and Labour, issued a communique announcing to the population of Rwanda that Friday, July 17, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda on account of the upcoming annual Rwandan public holiday to mark Eid Al-Fitr.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Rwanda 2015 Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted

    Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) - The Government of Rwanda has gazetted the "Presidential Order N°42/03 Of 30/06/2015 Determining Official Holidays" ("Iteka Rya Perezida N°42/03 Ryo Ku Wa 30/06/2015 Rishyiraho Iminsi Y‟ibiruhuko Rusange") which legislates the list of Rwandan non-working public holidays, their date, and how many days each one lasts, as well as the more recently added annual non-working public holidays in Rwanda.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Rwanda Public Holidays Amendments 2015

    Rwandan Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA) - The Cabinet of the Government of Rwanda has approved the "Presidential Order determining public holidays" which adds 3 annual non-working public holidays to the list of Rwandan annual non-working public holidays, effective as soon as the PO is gazetted.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Rwanda 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Jul
  • 27
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  • Rwanda Eid Al-Fitr 2014 Public Holidays

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - Earlier tonight, the Government of Rwanda, through its Ministry of Public Service and Labour, issued a communique announcing to the population of Rwanda that Monday, July 28, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda on account of the upcoming annual Rwandan public holiday to mark Eid Al-Fitr.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Rwanda Public Holiday April 18

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released a communique reminding the population of Rwanda that Friday, April 18, 2014, will be a non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda on account of the upcoming annual Rwandan public holiday to mark Good Friday.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Rwanda 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Rwanda Announces July 2013 Public Holidays

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda, through its Minister of Sports and Culture, Protais Mitali, has released a communique reminding the population of Rwanda that both Monday, July 1, 2013, and Thursday, July 4, 2013, will be non-working public holidays throughout Rwanda to commemorate Independence Day and Liberation Day respectively.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • Rwandan November 30 EAC Public Holiday Update

    New Vision (Kampala) - The former president of Tanzania, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, has re-kindled the call for the member states of the East African Community (EAC), which includes Rwanda, to declare November 30 as the East African Day public holiday "to enhance citizens' participation and awareness in the integration process".
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Rwanda Public Holiday February 1st

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released a communiqué reminding the population of Rwanda that Friday, February 1, 2013, will be a non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Rwanda 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released the full list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Rwanda 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The Government of Rwanda has released the full list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2012.
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2011

  • Aug
  • 29
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  • Rwandan End of Ramadan Public Holidays Announced

    Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR) - The head of the Islamic community in Rwanda, Mufti Sheikh Abdul Karim Gahutu, has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Rwanda would be Tuesday, August 30, 2011.
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Rwanda Public Holidays Amendments 2011

    Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) - The Government of Rwanda has published the "Arrete Presidentiel N°06/01 Du 16/02/2011 Déterminant Les Jours Fériés Officiels" which legislates the list of Rwandan non-working public holidays, their date, and how many days each one lasts.
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2010

  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Rwanda Declares August 10 Public Holiday

    Rwanda News Agency (Kigali) - The government of Rwanda, ministry of labour, has announced that all employees will have a day off from work on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, as the country waits for preliminary results from today's presidential elections.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Rwanda Declares August 9 Public Holiday

    Rwanda Minister of Information (Kigali) - The Rwandan government has announced that Monday, August 9, 2010, the date of the upcoming presidential election, would be a one-off non-working public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 6
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  • Rwanda Re-Declares March 8 Public Holiday

    The New Times (Kigali) - During a cabinet meeting chaired by Rwanda's President, Paul Kagame, yesterday, it was decided that Monday, March 8, 2010, would be an official non-working public holiday.
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2009

  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Rwanda Clarifies Public Service Holiday Status

    Rwanda Minister of Information (Kigali) - The President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, at a recent Cabinet meeting, clarified the status of the upcoming, June 23, Public Service Day.
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2008

  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Rwanda Election Day Public Holiday Today

    APA (Kigali) - The government of Rwanda has declared today, Monday, September 15, 2008, a one-off public holiday for all civil servants on the occasion of the parliamentary elections.
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2007

  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Rwanda Issues Assumption Day Public Holiday Reminder

    Radio Rwanda (Kigali) - Professor Paul Manasseh Nshuti, Rwanda's minister of public service and labour, issued a statement informing the general public, employers and employees in particular, that Wednesday, August 15, 2007, is a public holiday.
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2006

  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Rwanda Confirms Cancellation Of Women's Day Public Holiday

    Communiqué du Conseil des Ministres (Kigali) - The Council of Ministers of Rwanda has issued a communiqué, following today's council, confirming that, beginning in 2006, International Women's Day (March 8) would no longer be celebrated as an official non-working public holiday.
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2003

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Rwanda Public Holidays Amendments 2003

    Rwanda Minister of Information (Kigali) - The Government of Rwanda has published the "Arrêté Présidentiel n° 101/01 du 25/12/2003 déterminant les jours fériés" which legislates the list of Rwandan non-working public holidays, their date, and how many days each one lasts.
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2002

  • Nov
  • 27
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  • Rwandan November 30 EAC Public Holiday Suggested

    The Kenya Times - A group of journalists from the three East African Community (EAC) states of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, have suggested to declare November 30 as an annual public holiday common to Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
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2001

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Rwanda Public Holidays Amendments 2001

    Rwanda Minister of Information (Kigali) - The Government of Rwanda has published the "Loi No. 51/2001 Du 30 Decembre 2001 Portant Code Du Travail, 2001" which legislates the list of Rwandan non-working public holidays, their date, and how many days each one lasts.
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  • Mar
  • 11
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  • Rwanda Declares March 13 Electoral Public Holiday

    The East African - The government of Rwanda has declared a public holiday, on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, to enable the 3.4 million registered voters cast their ballots.
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2000

  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Rwanda Declares Public Holiday For End Of Ramadan

    Radio Rwanda, Kigali - The government of Rwanda has declared a one-off public holiday to coincide with this year's End of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr) Muslim holiday.
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1996

  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Rwanda Public Holidays Amendments 1996

    Rwanda Minister of Information (Kigali) - The Government of Rwanda has published the "Arrêté présidentiel no 07/01 du 6 mars 1996 déterminant les jours fériés" which legislates the list of Rwandan non-working public holidays, their date, and how many days each one lasts.
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See also: Rwanda bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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