Tanzania Public Holidays 2017Today – 18 October 2017 – is not a holiday in Tanzania.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Tanzania. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|12 Jan||Thu||Zanzibar Revolutionary Day|
|7 Apr||Fri||Karume Day|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|26 Apr||Wed||Union Day|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|25 Jun||Sun||Eid al-Fitr|
|26 Jun||Mon||Eid al-Fitr Holiday|
|7 Jul||Fri||Saba Saba|
|8 Aug||Tue||Nane Nane|
|1 Sep||Fri||Eid al-Hajj|
|14 Oct||Sat||Nyerere Day|
|30 Nov||Thu||Prophet Muhammad's Birthday|
|9 Dec||Sat||Republic Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||Boxing Day|
All holidays are governed under the Public Holidays Act – Laws of Tanzania, Section 2 Chapter 35, of 1966. All nationally recognised holidays are listed in this Act. However, Parliament does reserve the right to declare a national holiday Ad Hoc, if it sees fit. If Parliament calls for a national holiday, this holiday is celebrated only once that year. Employers are required to comply with their request.
Under the Labor Code of Tanzania, employers are required to give a paid day off to employees on a nationally recognised holiday. If for safety reasons a business must be manned at all times, the employee must receive a different paid day off in lieu of the holiday. Under new laws issued in 1994, employers are no longer required to give holiday pay for holidays that fall on Saturday or Sunday.