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Business Practices in Uganda

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Opening Hours and Days

Office hours are typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Under the Public Service Standing Orders, the official work hours for public servants are as follows: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. (with lunch break from 12.45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)


Public Holidays

January 1 New Year’s Day
January 26 Liberation Day
April 14 Good Friday
April 17 Easter Monday
May 29 Labor Day
June 3 Martyrs’ Day

June 9
National Hero’s Day
June 26 Eid al-Fitr
September 2 Eid al-Adha
October 9 Independence Day
December 25 Christmas
December 26 Boxing Day
Holiday Compensation
Employees can voluntarily decide to work on public holidays. He or she will will receive twice the normal wage. Statutory holidays are not part of annual leave and should not be deducted from employees' annual leave.

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Christmas time End of December
Eid al-Adha According to Lunar calendar

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