Public & National Holidays in Kenya

Republic of Kenya is located in East Africa and has a population of over 43 millions The capital of the country is Nairobi and it is one of the most beautiful cities in African continent.


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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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