Holidays in January
1st - New Year’s Day
Like all other parts of the World, January 1 is observed as a New Year’s Day in Tanzania as well. The day is declared off by the Tanzanian government to celebrate the beginning of the New Gregorian calendar. The day is celebrated with midnight fireworks.
12th - Zanzibar Revolution Anniversary
The Tanzanians observe Zanzibar Revolution Anniversary on 12 January every year to commemorate the achievements of the local African revolutionaries who put an end to Sultan of Zanzibar’s reign in 1964.
Holidays in March/April
Friday preceding Easter Sunday - Good Friday
The Christian community of Tanzania observes Good Friday every year, sometime in March/ April to revere the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary. It is observed during the holy week, n Friday just before the Easter Sunday.
1st Sunday after full moon - Easter
Easter is also a religious holiday that is movable, i.e. it does not follow the Gregorian calendar, rather it is celebrated on the first Sunday after full moon between March 22 and April 25 every year.
Monday following Easter Sunday - Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the third public holiday observed during the holy week, and is the subsequent Monday after the Easter Sunday.
Holidays in April
7th - Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume Day
This day is observed on April 7 every year to commemorate the Vice President Sheikh Abeid Karume’s assassination in 1972.
26th - Union Day
April 26 is observed as Union Day in Tanzania to celebrate the merger of Zanzibar and Tanganyika in 1964.
Holidays in May
1st - Worker’s Day
Like all other parts of the World, May 1 is celebrated as Worker’s Day in Tanzania to regard the achievements of the Labour Movement.
1st - King's Brother's Birthday
The Tanzanians also celebrate Birthday Of Chirtopher Korir on May 1.
Holidays in July
7th - Saba Saba Day
Saba Saba day is observed to commemorate the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair on 7th July every year.
Holidays in August
8th - Nane Nane Day
Nane Nane Day is actually farmer’s Day and is observed annually on August 8.
Holidays in October
14th - Nyerere Day
October 14 is celebrated as Nyerere Day to remember the Father of the Nation, Julius Kambarage Nyerere.
18th - King's Birthday
October 18 is observed as a holiday in Tanzania to celebrate the birthday of King Aaron I
Holidays in December
9th - Independence Day
Tanzanians celebrate Independence Day on December 9 every year to celebrate the country’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1963.
25th - Christmas Day
December 25 is a public holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.