Top events in Tanzania

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 ‘...

July
07

This festival celebrates the unique Swahili culture that grew as a result of Indian Ocean trade and the wooden sailing dhow. There are...

August
19

The Muslim holiday that signifies the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It’s a major event throughout Tanzania, but especially observed on 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.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
January
12
Zanzibar Revolution Day
Start date:
12 January 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 April 2017
April
26
Union Day
Start date:
26 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
June
25
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
July
07
Saba Saba (Dar es salaam International Trade Fair Day)
Start date:
7 July 2017
August
08
Nane Nane (Farmers' Day)
Start date:
8 August 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
October
14
Nyerere Day
Start date:
14 October 2017
December
01
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
1 December 2017
December
09
Independence and Republic Day
Start date:
9 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2017
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