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Bank and Public Holidays for Uganda

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Uganda bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the next 9 months 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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Uganda Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Thu NRM Liberation Day
Feb.    Thu Archbishop Janani Luwum Memorial Day
Mar.  8 Wed Women's Day
Apr. 14 Fri Good Friday
     17 Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Mon Labour Day
June  3 Sat Uganda Martyrs' Day
      9 Fri National Heroes' Day
     25 Sun Idd el-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Sep.  1 Fri Idd-al-Adhuha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Oct.  9 Mon Independence Day
Dec.    Mon Christmas Day
        Tue Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates

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.  23 Feb 2016 Ugandan Public Holiday February 24 (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 had declared that Wednesday, February 24, 2016, would be yet another non-working public holiday in Uganda, this time on account of the upcoming election of Local Government Leaders.  10 Feb 2016 Ugandan Public Holiday February 18 (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) In a joint communiqué by Uganda's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Service, and Permanent Secretary Public Service Ministry, Catherine Bitarakwate, the government of Uganda announced that Thursday, February 18, 2016, would be another non-working public holiday in Uganda, on account of the upcoming presidential polls in Uganda.  09 Feb 2016 Ugandan Public Holiday February 16 (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) Uganda's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Service, has announced that Tuesday, February 16, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Uganda, in honour of Archbishop Janani Luwum who was killed on February 16, 1977.  16 Jul 2015 Ugandan 2015 End of Ramadan Public Holiday Tomorrow (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 Friday, July 17, 2015, as the date of the upcoming Eid-El-Fitri non-working public holiday in Uganda.  16 Feb 2015 Uganda To Amend Public Holidays Legislation (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) Uganda's President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has announced that, beginning next year, February 16 would be a new annual non-working public holiday in Uganda, in honour of Archbishop Janani Luwum who was killed on February 16, 1977, during Idi Amin's rule.  02 Oct 2014 Ugandan 2014 Eid Adhuha Public Holiday Announced (Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda-Kampala) Uganda's Prime Minister and Minister for Public Service have jointly announced that the government of Uganda had declared Saturday, October 4, 2014, as the date of the upcoming "Eid Adhua" (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday in Uganda  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 2017 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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