Top events in Uganda

April
05

This one-day festival is organised by Bayimba, an organisation which aims to support arts and cultural initiatives in Uganda, helping to discover...

May
01

International contemporary and classic films are showcased at this annual film festival, which launched in 2004. With a special focus on Africa...

May
25

With two races of 21km (13 miles) and 10km (6 miles), this marathon is now in its fifth year, and attracts local and international competitors,...

Uganda 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
26
Liberation Day
Start date:
26 January 2017
March
08
International Women's Day
Start date:
8 March 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
June
03
Martyrs' Day
Start date:
3 June 2017
June
09
Heroes' Day
Start date:
9 June 2017
June
25
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
October
09
Independence Day
Start date:
9 October 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2017
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