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Christmas
Uganda

Christmas 2022, 2023 and 2024 in Uganda

In Uganda, Christmas, or “Sekukkulu”, is a national public holiday and is much celebrated by the people.

YearDateDayHoliday
202225 DecSunChristmas Day
202325 DecMonChristmas Day
202425 DecWedChristmas Day
202525 DecThuChristmas Day
202625 DecFriChristmas Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Many attend a late-night church service on Christmas Eve, sometimes called a “watch night”. Some may also attend church on Christmas Day.

Ugandans who live the cities often travel back to the villages to spend Christmas with their parents and family. They typically buy new “Christmas clothes” if they can afford them to wear to church, family, and public Christmas events.

Many will enjoy a large family feast on Christmas Day. And many will also take part in Christmas carolling or nativity plays.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202125 DecSatChristmas Day
202025 DecFriChristmas Day
201925 DecWedChristmas Day
201825 DecTueChristmas Day
201725 DecMonChristmas Day