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Public holidays in Rwanda
Additionally, the week following Genocide Memorial Day on 7 April is designated an official week of mourning. The last Saturday of each month is umuganda, a national day of community service, during which most normal services remain closed until midday.
|1 January||New Year's Day|
|2 January||New Year Holiday|
|1 February||National Heroes Day||An annual event to pay tribute to people who exemplified and defended the highest values of patriotism and sacrifice for the wellbeing of the country and its citizens.|
|Friday before Easter||Good Friday|
|Monday after Easter||Easter Monday|
|7 April||Genocide Memorial Day||The Genocide Memorial Day public holiday memorializes victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.|
|1 May||Workers' Day||Labour Day|
|1 July||Independence Day||Rwanda's National Day celebrates its independence from Belgium in July 1962.|
|4 July||Liberation Day||Marks the end of the 100 day Genocide against the Tutsi that took place in 1994.|
|15 August||Assumption Day|
|First Friday of August||Umuganura Day||A Thanksgiving festival to mark the start of the harvest.|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
|26 December||Boxing Day|
|1 Shawwal||Eid al-Fitr||Festival of Breaking the Fast|
|10 Dhu al-Hijjah||Eid al-Adha||Feast of the Sacrifice|
- Republic of Rwanda. "Official Holidays". Retrieved September 9, 2015.
- Briggs, Philip; Booth, Janice (2006). Rwanda - The Bradt Travel Guide (3rd ed.). London: Bradt Travel Guides. p. 61. ISBN 1-84162-180-3. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
- * Gahindiro, John (2008-06-02). "Making "Umuganda" More Useful". The New Times. Retrieved July 15, 2010.
- "Heroes' Day in Rwanda in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
- "Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day in Rwanda in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
- "Independence Day in Rwanda in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
- "Liberation Day in Rwanda in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
- "Umuganura Day in Rwanda in 2020". Office Holidays. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
- "Eid Ul Fitr in Rwanda in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
- "Eid El Haj in Rwanda in 2021". Office Holidays. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
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