Public Holidays

Important days to take note of before you visit Rwanda include:

  • New Year’s Day1 January
  • National Heroes Day
  • 1 February
  • Genocide Memorial Day 7 April
  • Labour Day1 May
  • Independence Day 1 July
  • National Liberation Day 4 July
  • Assumption Day 15 August
  • Patriotism Day1 October
  • Christmas Day 25 December
  • Boxing Day 26 December

Please note that Good Friday and Easter Monday which fall on variable dates, are also recognized in Rwanda. If your safari collides with any of these events, you are gladly welcome to participant and join with the local people.