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Public Holidays

New Year’s Day 1 & 2 January

National Heroes Day 1 February

Easter (Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Monday) March/April

Genocide against the Tutsi Memorial Day 7 April

Labour Day 1 May

Independence Day 1 July

Liberation Day 4 July

Umuganura Day First Friday in August

Assumption 15 August

Christmas Day 25 December

Boxing Day 26 December

Other Features

Umuganda Day

From 8am to 11am on the last Saturday of every month, the whole country stops whatever it is doing and works for the public good, cleaning streets, repairing roads and building schools. Known as Umuganda Day, you’ll find it difficult to get around at this time although some tour operators may have dispensation to travel during these hours.