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Tanzania bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2017, 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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Tanzania Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Thu Zanzibar Revolutionary Day
Apr.  7 Fri Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume Day
     14 Fri Good Friday
     17 Mon Easter Monday
     26 Wed Union Day
May   1 Mon International Workers' Day
June 25 Sun Iddi El Fitry (End of Ramadan)
     26 Mon Iddi El Fitry Holiday
July  1 Sat Bank Holiday Banks
      7 Fri Maonyesho ya Saba Saba (Dar es Salaam Trade Fair)
Aug.  8 Tue Wakulima ya Nane Nane (Peasants' Day)
Sep.  1 Fri Iddi El Haji (Feast of Sacrifice)
Oct. 14 Sat Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Day (Climax of the Uhuru Torch Race)
Nov. 30 Thu The Prophet's Birthday (Maulid)
Dec.  9 Sat Republic Day
     25 Mon Christmas Day
     26 Tue Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

13 Jan 2017 Tanzanian 2017 Bank Holidays Released (Bank of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) The Bank of Tanzania, Tanzania's Central Bank, has, in turn, released its annual list of closed bank holidays in Tanzania for the calendar year 2017.  18 Jan 2016 Tanzanian 2016 Bank Holidays Released (Bank of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) The Bank of Tanzania, Tanzania's Central Bank, has, in turn, released its annual list of closed bank holidays in Tanzania for the calendar year 2016.  08 Jan 2016 Tanzanian 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) The government of the United Republic Of Tanzania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Tanzania for the calendar year 2016.  21 Dec 2015 Tanzanian Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday December 24 (Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) The government of the United Republic Of Tanzania has announced that the upcoming Maulid (Prophet's Birthday) bank holiday and non-working public holiday in Tanzania would be observed on Thursday, December 24, 2015.  01 Dec 2015 Tanzania Maintains December 9 Public Holiday (Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) The Government of Tanzania has issued a communiqué stating that the earlier directive by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli, cancelling the parades and other government celebrations, on the upcoming annual, December 9, Independence and Republic Day non-working public holiday of Tanzania, did not imply that the 2015 Independence and Republic Day non-working public holiday of Tanzania had been canceled.  04 Nov 2015 Tanzanian Public Holiday November 5 (Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) Tanzania's Chief Secretary to the Directorate of Presidential Communications, Ombeni Sefue, has announced that President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete had decided to declare Thursday, November 5, 2015, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Tanzania ("Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Dkt. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete ameamua na ameitangaza kesho, Alhamisi, Novemba 5, mwaka huu, 2015, kuwa Sikukuu na siku ya mapumziko"), on account of that day's swearing-in of John Pombe Joseph Magufuli as the fifth President of the United Republic of Tanzania and "to enable Tanzanians to take part in the event".  23 Jan 2015 Tanzanian 2015 Bank Holidays Released (Bank of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) The Bank of Tanzania, Tanzania's Central Bank, has, in turn, released its annual list of closed bank holidays in Tanzania for the calendar year 2015.  04 Jan 2015 Tanzanian 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) The government of the United Republic Of Tanzania has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Tanzania for the calendar year 2015.  12 Jan 2014 Tanzanian Additional Public Holiday Tomorrow (Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) President Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic Of Tanzania has declared tomorrow, Monday, January 13, 2014, as an additional non-working public holiday in Tanzania.  06 Nov 2013 Tanzanian 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Prime Minister's Office United Republic Of Tanzania-Dar es Salaam) The government of the United Republic Of Tanzania has released the list of official non-working public holidays dates in Tanzania for the calendar year 2014.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Tanzania 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: Official public holidays in Tanzania are regulated by the Public Holidays Act (Laws of Tanzania, Section 2, Chapter 35) as supplemented by parliament on an ad hoc basis.  The Dar es Salaam Trade Fair (DITF), usually referred to by it name in Kiswahili, Maonyesho ya Saba Saba, was made a public holiday following the 1990 first multi-party elections. Note that "saba" in Kiswahili is the number 7, thus "saba saba" refers to this public holiday's date of July 7th (seventh day of the seventh month), though the actual Maonyesho trade fair lasts a full week.  Farmers' Day: The official name for this public holiday is Wakulima ya Nane Nane, where "nane nane" refers to this public holiday's date of August 8th, the eighth day of the eighth month (nane means eight in Kiswahili), though the actual Wakulima agricultural fair lasts a full week (usually before the public holiday).  Heroes' Day is celebrated in Zanzibar only.  Islamic New Year is not an official public holiday.  Tanzania International Codes TZ and TZA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .tz (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Tanzania information and news: Bank of Tanzania (Tanzania central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Tanzania maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Tanzania), and Wikipedia (includes Tanzania commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Tanzania, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Tanzania 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 Tanzania 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 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Tanzania, 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 Tanzania, before planning any trip to Tanzania. 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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