Uganda Bank Holidays 2018


 
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Bank and Public Holidays for Uganda

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Uganda bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Uganda Bank Holidays in 2018
Jan.    Mon New Year's Day
        Fri NRM Liberation Day
Feb.    Fri Archbishop Janani Luwum Memorial Day
Mar.    Thu Women's Day
        Fri Good Friday
Apr.    Mon Easter Monday
May     Tue Labour Day
June    Sun Uganda Martyrs' Day
        Sat National Heroes' Day
        Fri Idd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
July 10 Tue Public Holiday (LC1 elections)
Aug. 21 Tue Idd-al-Adhuha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Oct.  9 Tue Independence Day
Dec. 25 Tue Christmas Day
     26 Wed Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

17 Aug 2018 Ugandan 2018 Eid Adhuha Public Holiday (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) The permanent secretary in Uganda's Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Tuesday, August 21, 2018, as the date of the upcoming Eid Adhuha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Uganda.  05 Jul 2018 Ugandan Public Holiday July 10 (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) The Minister of Public Service of Uganda has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Tuesday, July 10, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Uganda ("The Honourable Minister of the Public Service informs the general public that Tuesday 10th July 2018 will be observed as public holiday throughout Uganda to enable all Ugandans to participate in the local council 1 elections to be conducted by Electoral Commission’’").  19 Jun 2018 Uganda Mulls July 10 Public Holiday (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) The Electoral Commission of Uganda has announced that it would request that the government of Uganda declare Tuesday, July 10, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Uganda, "to enable the successful organisation of the Local Council one elections".  14 Feb 2018 Ugandan February 16 Public Holiday Reversal (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) Uganda's Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Service, Salome Nyamungu, after initial hesitancy, late last week, has announced that Friday, February 16, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday in Uganda, in honour of Archbishop Janani Luwum who was killed on February 16, 1977.  31 Jan 2018 Ugandan 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) The government of Uganda has released a list of the official non-working public holidays to be observed in Uganda in the calendar year 2018.  28 Aug 2017 Ugandan 2017 Eid Adhuha Public Holiday (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) The permanent secretary in Uganda's Ministry of Public Service, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Friday, September 1, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Eid Adhuha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Uganda.  06 Sep 2016 Ugandan 2016 Eid Adhuha Public Holiday (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) A spokesman for Uganda's Ministry of Public Service, has announced that the government of Uganda had declared Monday, September 12, 2016, as the date of the upcoming Eid Adhuha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Uganda.  24 Jun 2016 Uganda Promises Father's Day Public Holiday (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) Uganda's Second Deputy Prime Minister, Kirunda Kivejinja, has announced that the government of Uganda had pledged to declare "Father's Day", marked in Uganda annually on June 21st, as a new annual non-working public holiday in Uganda.  09 May 2016 Ugandan Public Holiday May 12 (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) The government of Uganda had declared that Thursday, May 12, 2016, would be yet another non-working public holiday in Uganda, this time on account of the upcoming swearing-in ceremony for President Yoweri Museveni.  01 Mar 2016 Uganda Rules-Out March 2 Public Holiday (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) Uganda's permanent secretary in the Ministry of Public Service, Catherine Bitarakwate, has announced that the government of Uganda will not declare Wednesday, March 2, 2016, as yet another non-working public holiday in Uganda, on account of the upcoming election of elections for mayors and councilors.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Uganda public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: The list and dates of official public holidays in Uganda are regulated by the Public Holidays Act 1965 (Ch 255) that came into effect on July 30, 1965, and was amended in 1966, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1990, and 1992.  Kingdom of Buganda: Schedule 7 to the 1962 Constitution of Uganda, contains Matters with respect to which the Legislature of Buganda has exclusive power to make Laws and lists Buganda-specific public holidays in Part 1, Section 8 (Buganda public holidays and festivals).  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that fall on a weekend are not compensated by a day in lieu either the workday before or after.  Uganda Martyrs' Day: Every June 3, which is a gazetted public holiday in Uganda, when hundreds of local and international pilgrimsgo to the Uganda martyrs shrine in Namugongo, near Kampala, to pay homage to over 30 Christians murdered by authorities for failing to denounce Christianity in 1886.  Uganda International Codes UG and UGA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ug (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Uganda information and news: Bank of Uganda (Uganda central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Uganda maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Uganda), and Wikipedia (includes Uganda commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Uganda, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Uganda, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Uganda.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Uganda that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Uganda were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42°N, longitude, 39.82°E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Uganda, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Uganda, before planning any trip to Uganda. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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