The dates of Islamic holidays depend on the moon and are known for certain only a few days in advance. They fall about 11 days earlier each year and include Eid al-Kebir (Eid al-Haji), Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Moulid (Maulidi).

New Year’s Day 1 January

Zanzibar Revolution Day 12 January

Easter March/April – Good Friday and Easter Monday

Karume Day 7 April

Union Day 26 April

Labour Day 1 May

Saba Saba (Peasants’ Day) 7 July

Nane Nane (Farmers’ Day) 8 August

Nyerere Day 14 October

Independence Day 9 December

Christmas Day 25 December

Boxing Day 26 December

Islamic Holidays

Following are approximate dates for celebration of Islamic holidays in Tanzania.

Ramadan begins

2018

16 May

2019

6 May

2020

24 April

Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan, two-day holiday)

2018

14 June

2019

4 June

2020

23 May

Eid al-Kebir (Eid al-Haji)

2018

22 Aug

2019

12 Aug

2020

31 July

Eid al-Moulid

2018

20 Nov

2019

10 Nov

2020

29 Oct