Holidays in January
1st – New Year’s Day
The New Year’s Day is celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar in Uganda on the first day of January. It is one of the most awaited holidays and people celebrate it with great enthusiasm.
26th – Liberation Day
Liberation Day is similar to the Independence Day but still it isn’t quite the same. It marks the date of revolution in Uganda and 26th January is a public holiday in the country.
Holidays in March
8th – International Women’s Day
It is an international holiday and in Uganda, the day is celebrated with great respect in the country and it is also a national holiday in the African country.
29th – Good Friday
It is a religious event and is observed with great respect among the Christian community of Uganda.
Holidays in April
1st – Easter Monday
It is a very sacred day for the Christians all over the world and the people of Uganda observe this day with respect in their traditional way.
Holidays in May
1st – Labour Day
It is not only an international holiday but also a public holiday in Uganda. The day is observed to commemorate the hard work of the labour class of the world.
Holidays in June
3rd – Martyr’s Day
The Day is observed to pay tribute to the people of Uganda, who lost their lives for their faith in the historical kingdom of Buganda. People from all across the country pay tributes to the martyrs of nation on this day.
9th – Heroes Day
This day is very important in the history of Uganda as the people from all across the county pay tribute to the heroes of the nation who fought for the independence of Uganda.
Holidays in August
8th – Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
It is a religious holiday celebrated with great joy and excitement by the Muslim community of Uganda.
Holidays in October
9th – Independence Day
The Independence Day of Uganda is on 9th of October. The day is celebrated with great respect and enthusiasm.
15th – Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Another religious holiday for the Muslim community of Uganda, Eid al-Adha is celebrated with respect and Muslim offer sacrifices of animals on this day.
Holidays in December
25th - Christmas Day
Christmas is arguably the most awaited holiday in Uganda.