Holidays in January
1st – New Year’s Day
The New Year starts in Kenya according to the Gregorian calendar and the New Year’s Day is celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm on the first day of January.
Holidays in March
29th – Good Friday
Good Friday is observed by the orthodox Christians of Kenya with great respect. It is a national holiday all across the African country.
Holidays in April
1st – Easter Monday
It is one of the most awaited holidays in Kenya. Easter Monday will be celebrated on 1st April this year and it will be a public holiday.
Holidays in May
1st – Labour Day
It is an international holiday observed to commemorate the hard work of the labour class. 1st May is a national holiday in Kenya as well.
Holidays in June
1st – Madaraka Day
The day is observed to commemorate the day Kenya got internal self rule in 1963. The complete independence from UK was attained later that year.
Holidays in August
8th - End of Ramadan
End of Ramadan or Eid al-Fitr, will be celebrated in Kenya on August 8 this year. Since there are a lot of Muslims in Kenya, the day is declared as a public holiday in the country.
Holidays in October
15th - Feast of Sacrifice
Feast of Sacrifice or Eid al-Azha will be celebrated on 15th of October this year. It is a religious day for Muslims of Kenya and the day is observed with great respect in the country. 15th October will be a public holiday in the African country.
20th - Mashujaa Day 2013 (Heroes Day or Kenyatta Day)
Mashujaa Day or Heroes Day of Kenya is celebrated on October 20 each year. The day is observed to honour all those who took part in the independence of Kenya.
Holidays in December
12th – Kenyan Independence Day
The Independence Day of Kenya is celebrated on 12th of December. On this day, Kenya attained complete independence from the Great Britain and it is a national holiday in the country.
25th – Christmas Day
Christmas is celebrated with great joy and excitement on December 25. It is arguably the most waited holiday in Kenya.
26th – Boxing Day
The day after Christmas or the Boxing Day is also a national holiday in Kenya