Public holidays in Uganda

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There are approximately fourteen nationally recognized public holidays in Uganda.[1]

Main Holidays[edit]

Date Name Description
1 January New Year's Day[2]
26 January NRM Liberation Day Fireworks, military parades and sporting events to celebrate the 1986 overthrow of the then sitting government.[3]
16 February Archbishop Janani Luwum Day
8 March Women's Day
1 May Labour Day
3 June Uganda Martyrs' Day Honors 45 Christians who were martyred between 1885 and 1887.
9 June National Heroes Day Begun in 2001, this holiday honours people who fought on both sides of the Ugandan Bush War. The date recalls the assassination of Eddidian Babumba Mukiibi Luttamaguzi.[4]
9 October Independence Day From the United Kingdom, 1962
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day
Friday of Holy Week
March or April
Good Friday Crucifixion of Jesus
Monday after Easter
March or April
Easter Monday Christian Feast of the Resurrection
1 Shawwal Eid al-Fitr Muslim End of Ramadan
10 Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Adha Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice


  1. ^ List
  2. ^ "Uganda Public Holidays 2020". Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  3. ^ "NRM Liberation Day 2021, 2022 and 2023". Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "National Heroes Day 2021, 2022 and 2023". Retrieved August 23, 2020.