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2020 KENYA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Kenya is

1st June, MondayMadaraka Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Kenya in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 13, 2020Apr 13Easter Monday
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Labor Day / May Day
SundaySunMay 24, 2020May 24Eid-al-Fitr
MondayMonJun 01, 2020Jun 01Madaraka Day
FridayFriJul 31, 2020Jul 31Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)
SaturdaySatOct 10, 2020Oct 10Moi Day
TuesdayTueOct 20, 2020Oct 20Mashujaa Day
SaturdaySatNov 14, 2020Nov 14Diwali (For Hindus only)
SaturdaySatDec 12, 2020Dec 12Jamhuri Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas Day
SaturdaySatDec 26, 2020Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Kenya

Madaraka Day

Madaraka Day

Monday Jun 01, 2020

The upcoming Kenya holiday Madaraka Day is in 1 days from today.

Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)

Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)

Friday Jul 31, 2020

The upcoming Kenya holiday Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only) is in 61 days from today.

Moi Day

Moi Day

Saturday Oct 10, 2020

The upcoming Kenya holiday Moi Day is in 132 days from today.

2020 Public Holidays Kenya Service

The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in Kenya which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Kenya holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

The Republic of Kenya celebrates numerous public holidays throughout the year. The rules governing the holidays are set in parliament. The laws state that all government institutions, schools, and businesses should be closed to allow people to celebrate the holidays. Workers are given a paid day off during public holidays. The ministry of culture and heritage has a mandate to set and change holiday dates.

Kenyan holidays are categorized into three, religious, public, and national holidays.

Kenya is a Christian dominated Nation. However, other religions like Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist are also entitled to hold their holidays. Christians celebrate Easter celebrations by attending church services. Some take advantage of the day to go for picnics and visit family and friends. Christmas day is the most celebrated Christian holiday in Kenya with plenty of celebrations and festivities taking place all over the country.

Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr after the holy month of Ramadan. They are also entitled to celebrate Idd ul Azha.

The most popular public holidays in Kenya include Labor Day and New Year day.

Kenya celebrates several national including Jamhuri Day (republic day) in Swahili. This day is observed to commemorate the Day Kenya became a republic. Madaraka Day (Independence Day) is celebrated in commemoration of the day Kenya gained independence from British colonization. Mashujaa Day (Heroes day) is the celebration held in remembrance of heroes that fought for the independence of the country.

Kenyans welcome these days gladly since they get time to rest from the daily routine.