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Rwanda Public Holidays Amendments 2015

Source: Rwandan Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA)
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015


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.

The aforementioned decree does abrogate the "Arrete Presidentiel N°06/01 Du 16/02/2011 Déterminant Les Jours Fériés Officiels" (2011-03-07), which had regulated Rwandan non-working public holidays, ever since it abrogated and replaced the decree which had hitherto regulated Rwandan non-working public holidays, the "Arrêté Présidentiel n° 101/01 du 25/12/2003 déterminant les jours fériés" (2003-12-29), itself a replacement of the "Loi No. 51/2001 Du 30 Decembre 2001 Portant Code Du Travail, 2001" which, had in its time (2001-12-31), replaced the "Arrêté présidentiel no 07/01 du 6 mars 1996 déterminant les jours fériés" (1996-03-07).

Last week's Presidential Order thus adds 3 annual non-working public holidays to the list of Rwandan annual non-working public holidays ("the following public holidays were added to the usual public holidays: 2nd January, Umuganura Day and Eid al-Adha's Day").

Presumably, in analogy to the "Arreté Présidentiel N°06/01 Du 16/02/2011 Déterminant Les Jours Fériés Officiels", the date of the new annual Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday will be set by the Moslems' Association of Rwanda ("Itariki itangazwa buri mwaka na Rwanda Moslems' Association").



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