Working hours and holidays

Public holidays

The following are the public holidays in Rwanda:

  • 1 January- New Year Day
  • 1 February- Heroes’ Day
  • 14 March- Good Friday
  • 16 March -Easter Sunday
  • 7 April -Genocide Memorial Day
  • 1 May- Labour Day
  • 1 July- Independence Day
  • 4 July-Liberation Day
  • 15 August -Assumption Day
  • 25 December- Christmas Day
  • 26 December- Boxing Day

Business Hours

Government working hours

7.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m- Monday to Friday with one hour lunch break.

Private Sector working hours

8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m – Monday to Friday with one hour lunch break.

Most private sector organizations also work half days on Saturday.

Banking hours

8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

Shopping hours

All shops are open from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. Many shops close early on Saturday and remain closed on Sunday. Supermarkets and shopping malls are however open 7 days a week.

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