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Holidays & Observances in Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is a very diverse nation with many different ethnic groups each of which has its own culture and language. For the most part the people are Christian or Muslim, with Christianity being the more popular of the two. Religious holidays are widely celebrated, but because of the diversity and Uganda’s struggle to recover from a civil war that began shortly after independence there are few universal traditions. One thing that is fairly universal is the Ugandans’ love for music and dance that is often incorporated into holiday celebrations.


Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
National Tree Planting Day - Uganda Noteworthy & Common
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity