Top events in Tanzania

January
01

The island of Pemba is famed for its traditional sport of bull fighting. Unlike its Spanish counterpart, this sport does not involve killing the...

March
01

This 42.2 km (26.2 mile) route in the foothills of Kilimanjaro runs at an altitude of 800-1100 m (2625-3610 ft). Open to professionals and...

May
01

This is a charity event and fun (if not slightly absurd) family day out. On a formally laid out racetrack you can bet on the goat races (the ‘...

Tanzania Public Holidays

Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
12
Zanzibar Revolution Day
Start date:
12 January 2014
January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

April
18
Good Friday
Start date:
18 April 2014
April
21
Easter Monday
Start date:
21 April 2014
April
26
Union Day
Start date:
26 April 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
July
07
Saba Saba (Dar es salaam International Trade Fair Day)
Start date:
7 July 2014
July
28
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
August
08
Nane Nane (Farmers' Day)
Start date:
8 August 2014
October
04
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
14
Nyerere Day
Start date:
14 October 2014
December
09
Independence and Republic Day
Start date:
9 December 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

January
12
Zanzibar Revolution Day
Start date:
12 January 2015
April
03
Good Friday
Start date:
3 April 2015
April
06
Easter Monday
Start date:
6 April 2015
April
26
Union Day
Start date:
26 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
July
07
Saba Saba (Dar es salaam International Trade Fair Day)
Start date:
7 July 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
August
08
Nane Nane (Farmers' Day)
Start date:
8 August 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
14
Nyerere Day
Start date:
14 October 2015
December
09
Independence and Republic Day
Start date:
9 December 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2015
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