Festivals & Holidays

Festivals & Holidays

Public holidays in Tanzania

Date Name Notes
1 January New Year's Day  
12 January Zanzibar Revolution Day Marking the end of the Sultanate of Zanzibar
25 March Good Friday Commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus
28 March Easter Monday Commemorating the resurrection of Jesus
7 April Karume Day Commemoration of the assassination of Zanzibari President Abeid Karume
26 April Union Day The unification of Tanganyika and the People's Republic of Zanzibar in 1964
1 May Labour Day  
5–6 July* Eid ul-Fitr Marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan (2 days)
7 July Saba Saba Day Climax of the annual Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair
8 August Nane Nane Day Farmers' Day
13 September* Eid al-Adha  
14 October Nyerere Day Commemoration of the death anniversary of Julius Nyerere, the father of the nation
9 December Independence Day Celebrating the end of British rule in 1961
17 December* Mawlid Day Observance of the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad
25 December Christmas Day Commemoration of the birth of Jesus
26 December Boxing Day

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