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2023 TANZANIA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Tanzania is

9th December, FridayIndependence Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Tanzania in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuJan 12, 2023Jan 12Zanzibar Revolutionary Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Karume Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
MondayMonApr 10, 2023Apr 10Easter Monday
FridayFriApr 21, 2023Apr 21Eid-al-Fitr
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
WednesdayWedApr 26, 2023Apr 26Union Day
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01labour Day
WednesdayWedJun 28, 2023Jun 28Eid al-Hajj
FridayFriJul 07, 2023Jul 07Saba Saba
TuesdayTueAug 08, 2023Aug 08Nane Nane
WednesdayWedSep 27, 2023Sep 27Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
SaturdaySatOct 14, 2023Oct 14Nyerere Day
SaturdaySatDec 09, 2023Dec 09Independence Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas
TuesdayTueDec 26, 2023Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Tanzania

Independence Day

Independence Day

Friday Dec 09, 2022

The upcoming Tanzania holiday Independence Day is in 1 days from today.

Christmas

Christmas

Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming Tanzania holiday Christmas is in 17 days from today.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Monday Dec 26, 2022

The upcoming Tanzania holiday Boxing Day is in 18 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays Tanzania Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in Tanzania which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Tanzania holiday calendar for 2023 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.