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Holidays & Observances in Rwanda

Rwanda is a small country in central Africa. It has two major ethnic groups, the Hutu and the Tutsi, and ethnic violence between these groups has been a problem since independence. Rwanda is currently in a phase of peace, but it is recovering from years of strife and mass killings, so its holiday celebrations are molding and shaping constantly. Most of the population practices Christianity, but there is still a large portion who continue to believe in their traditional beliefs. Often these are mixed together. Islam is also common in some areas. An important part of every Rwandan holiday is music and dance, which are incorporated into the celebrations.


Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Assumption of Mary Assumption Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity