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Rwanda Eid Al-Fitr Public Holiday May 13

Source: Rwanda Bureau Of Information and Broadcasting (ORINFOR)
Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Earlier tonight, the Rwanda Muslim Council (RMC) issued a communique, signed by Mufti Salim Hitimana, announcing that the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) festival and public holiday would occur on Thursday, May 13, 2021 ("RMC is glad to inform all Muslims and Rwandans in general that the Holiday of breaking the month-long Ramadhan fast is expected to be on Thursday, May 13").

The aforementioned declaration of Thursday, May 13, 2021, as a non-working public holiday throughout Rwanda, is in line with the release of the full list of official non-working public holidays in Rwanda for the calendar year 2021 by the Rwandan government (2021-02-21).

The "Arrêté Presidentiel N°06/01 Du 16/02/2011 Determinant Les Jours Feries Officiels" overhauled the list of Rwandan non-working public holidays, a decade ago (2011-03-07).

It was replaced by the "Presidential Order N°42/03 Of 30/06/2015 Determining Official Holidays" (2015-07-01 and 2015-05-18).

Both the 2011 and 2015 Presidential Orders specify that the date of the annual Eid el-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday will be set by the Moslems' Association of Rwanda ("Itariki itangazwa buri mwaka na Rwanda Moslems' Association").

A further amendment to the list of Rwandan public holidays was contained in the "Presidential Order N° 54/01 Of 24/02/2017 Determining Official Public Holidays", as gazetted in the Official Gazette No.11 of 13/03/2017 (2017-03-14).

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