Holiday Guide for Kenya in 2016

Kenya 2016
Kenya
2016

Kenya information

Population: 47.25m
Capital: Nairobi
Calling Code: (254)
Time Zone: +3 UTC
Currency: Kenyan shilling
Language: English

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Kenya List of National Holidays in Kenya in 2016

New Year's Day

 Long Weekend! 
New Year's Day

Kenya: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Kenya: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Kenya: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Labour Day


Labour Day

Kenya: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Madaraka Day


Madaraka Day

Kenya: Commemorates the day that Kenya attained internal self-rule in 1963

Eid Al Fitr


Eid Al Fitr

Kenya: The festival of Idd-ul-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Idd-ul-Azha


Idd-ul-Azha

Kenya: Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

Mashujaa Day


Mashujaa Day

Kenya: October 20th honours all those who contributed towards the struggle for independence

Jamhuri Day

 Long Weekend! 
Jamhuri Day

Kenya: Marks the date of Kenya's establishment as a republic on 12 December 1964

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Kenya: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Boxing Day

 Long Weekend! 
Boxing Day

Kenya: The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

Christmas Holiday


Christmas Holiday

Kenya: Public holiday as Christmas Day falls on a Sunday in 2016

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.