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2021 TANZANIA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Tanzania is

9th December, WednesdayIndependence Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Tanzania in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
TuesdayTueJan 12, 2021Jan 12Zanzibar Revolutionary Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Monday
WednesdayWedApr 07, 2021Apr 07Karume Day
MondayMonApr 26, 2021Apr 26Union Day
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01labour Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Eid-al-Fitr
FridayFriMay 14, 2021May 14Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
WednesdayWedJul 07, 2021Jul 07Saba Saba
TuesdayTueJul 20, 2021Jul 20Eid al-Hajj
SundaySunAug 08, 2021Aug 08Nane Nane
ThursdayThuOct 14, 2021Oct 14Nyerere Day
MondayMonOct 18, 2021Oct 18Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
ThursdayThuDec 09, 2021Dec 09Independence Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas
SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Tanzania

Independence Day

Independence Day

Wednesday Dec 09, 2020

The upcoming Tanzania holiday Independence Day is in 5 days from today.

Christmas

Christmas

Friday Dec 25, 2020

The upcoming Tanzania holiday Christmas is in 21 days from today.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Saturday Dec 26, 2020

The upcoming Tanzania holiday Boxing Day is in 22 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays Tanzania Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Tanzania which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Tanzania holiday calendar for 2021 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

The Public Holidays Ordinance (Amended) Act of 1966 provides guidance and recognition of all public holidays observed in the entire East African nation of Tanzania. The Act recognizes a total of seventeen public holidays. Most of these holidays can be classified as religious owing to the fact that they are celebrated by the two dominant faiths in the nation; Christianity and Islam. As such, observance dates may vary depending on the sightings of the moon, and official changes are announced. Sometimes, different interpretations may occur between religious authorities on the assigned day.

The country's constitution also extends powers to the president to declare additional public holidays at their own discretion. This usually happens to mark major national events like inaugurations and the general election day. All employers are expected to follow the directive given. For the semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar, similar powers are granted to the President of Zanzibar.

For employees, the law allows them to stay off duty and further states in the Public Holidays Ordinance that if an employee has to work on a public holiday, the employer has to pay the employee twice the employee's basic wage for every hour worked on such day. However, for holidays that fall on Saturdays or Sundays, the law does not compel the employer to cater for any additional pay.

For travelers and people on business engagements, it is prudent to ensure that no major religious or national holiday coincides with their scheduled arrangements as virtually all public and select private establishments are affected by the holidays.