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Public Holidays in Kenya in 2018

Kenya Upcoming Public Holidays in Kenya

Madaraka Day
Madaraka Day

1 June 2018 This National holiday is in 9 days. Commemorates the day that Kenya attained internal self-rule in 1963

Eid Al Fitr
Eid al-Fitr

15 June 2018 This National holiday is in 23 days. The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Feast of the Sacrifice*
Eid al-Adha

22 August 2018 This Regional holiday is in 91 days. The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on ...

Kenya List of National Public holidays of Kenya in 2018

Day Date Holiday Comments
Monday January 01 New Year's Day
Friday March 30 Good Friday International Catholic holiday
Monday April 02 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 01 Labour Day
Friday June 01 Madaraka Day commemorates the day that Kenya attained internal self-rule in 1963
Friday June 15 Eid Al Fitr End of Ramadan
Wednesday August 22 Feast of the Sacrifice*
Wednesday October 10 Moi Day
Saturday October 20 Mashujaa Day Honours all those who contributed towards the struggle for independence
Wednesday November 07 Diwali** Public holiday for all persons belonging to the Hindu faith
Wednesday December 12 Jamhuri Day Marks the date of Kenya's establishment as a republic on 12 December 1964
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day Celebrated on 26th December.

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National Holiday Regional Holiday

Notes

  • Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday
  • * public holidays for all persons belonging to the Islamic faith
  • ** public holidays for all persons belonging to the Hindu faith

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