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Uganda : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Shilling (UGX)
  • Internet domain: .ug - Telephone code: +256 - International dialing code: 000 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Sunday
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    Monday february 5, 2024New year holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday february 16, 2024Memorial DaySecular holiday
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    Friday march 8, 2024Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday march 24, 2024Arbor Daycards/flowers
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 3, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday may 27, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday june 3, 2024Martyrs of Uganda DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 9, 2024National Heroes DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday june 21, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday august 23, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    New year holiday (end)

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    Monday february 5, 2024
    School holidays :

    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Memorial Day

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    Friday february 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : Janani Jakaliya Luwum (c. 1922 – 17 February 1977) was the archbishop of the Church of Uganda from 1974 to 1977 and one of the most influential leaders of the modern church in Africa. He was arrested in February 1977 and died shortly after. Although the official account describes a car crash, it is generally accepted that he was murdered on the orders of then-President Idi Amin. [Wikipedia]

    Womens' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
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    Arbor Day

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    Sunday march 24, 2024
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    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter Monday

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
    Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 3, 2024
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    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday may 27, 2024
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    Martyrs of Uganda Day

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    Monday june 3, 2024
    Secular holiday : Honours a group of Catholic and Protestant converts killed by Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda Kingdom between 1885 and 1887. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    National Heroes Day

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    Sunday june 9, 2024
    Secular holiday : Honors all those who sacrificed themselves to better the lives of the Ugandan people. Unfortunately, the holiday is one of the most divisive days in the Ugandan year. What constitutes a hero, and who specifically should be honored, are matters of debate in the country. Many of the heroes officially recognized by the government are fallen soldiers who died during Uganda's civil war in the 1980s. But the scars of that war, and the memories of crimes committed by both sides against the Ugandan people, are still in evidence today. There is no widespread agreement as to which of that war's fallen should be honored. Some citizens have argued for remembering less controversial heroes, such as the Ugandan doctor who detected a deadly Ebola outbreak before it spread. [encyclopedia2]

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Friday june 21, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday august 23, 2024
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