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Tanzania

Festivals & Holidays

Festivals & Holidays

Public holidays in Tanzania

DateNameNotes
1 JanuaryNew Year's Day 
12 JanuaryZanzibar Revolution DayMarking the end of the Sultanate of Zanzibar
25 MarchGood FridayCommemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus
28 MarchEaster MondayCommemorating the resurrection of Jesus
7 AprilKarume DayCommemoration of the assassination of Zanzibari President Abeid Karume
26 AprilUnion DayThe unification of Tanganyika and the People's Republic of Zanzibar in 1964
1 MayLabour Day 
5–6 July*Eid ul-FitrMarks the end of the holy month of Ramadan (2 days)
7 JulySaba Saba DayClimax of the annual Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair
8 AugustNane Nane DayFarmers' Day
13 September*Eid al-Adha 
14 OctoberNyerere DayCommemoration of the death anniversary of Julius Nyerere, the father of the nation
9 DecemberIndependence DayCelebrating the end of British rule in 1961
17 December*Mawlid DayObservance of the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad
25 DecemberChristmas DayCommemoration of the birth of Jesus
26 DecemberBoxing Day

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