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The next public holiday in Tanzania is

7th July, ThursdaySaba Saba

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Tanzania in 2022

SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
WednesdayWedJan 12, 2022Jan 12Zanzibar Revolutionary Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07Karume Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
TuesdayTueApr 26, 2022Apr 26Union Day
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01labour Day
MondayMonMay 02, 2022May 02Eid-al-Fitr
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
ThursdayThuJul 07, 2022Jul 07Saba Saba
SaturdaySatJul 09, 2022Jul 09Eid al-Hajj
MondayMonAug 08, 2022Aug 08Nane Nane
FridayFriOct 14, 2022Oct 14Nyerere Day
TuesdayTueOct 18, 2022Oct 18Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
FridayFriDec 09, 2022Dec 09Independence Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Tanzania

Saba Saba

Saba Saba

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

The upcoming Tanzania holiday Saba Saba is in 3 days from today.

Eid al-Hajj

Eid al-Hajj

Saturday Jul 09, 2022

The upcoming Tanzania holiday Eid al-Hajj is in 5 days from today.

Nane Nane

Nane Nane

Monday Aug 08, 2022

The upcoming Tanzania holiday Nane Nane is in 35 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays Tanzania Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in Tanzania which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Tanzania holiday calendar for 2022 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.