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2019 KENYA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Kenya is

10th October, ThursdayMoi Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Kenya in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
WednesdayWedMay 01, 2019May 01Labor Day / May Day
SaturdaySatJun 01, 2019Jun 01Madaraka Day
ThursdayThuJun 06, 2019Jun 06Eid-al-Fitr
ThursdayThuOct 10, 2019Oct 10Moi Day
SundaySunOct 20, 2019Oct 20Mashujaa Day
MondayMonOct 21, 2019Oct 21Mashujaa Day Holiday
ThursdayThuDec 12, 2019Dec 12Jamhuri Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2019Dec 26Boxing Day

Upcoming Public Holidays in Kenya

Moi Day

Moi Day

Thursday Oct 10, 2019

The upcoming Kenya holiday Moi Day is in 84 days from today.

Mashujaa Day

Mashujaa Day

Sunday Oct 20, 2019

The upcoming Kenya holiday Mashujaa Day is in 94 days from today.

Mashujaa Day Holiday

Mashujaa Day Holiday

Monday Oct 21, 2019

The upcoming Kenya holiday Mashujaa Day Holiday is in 95 days from today.

2019 Public Holidays Kenya Service

The above is the list of 2019 public holidays declared in Kenya which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Kenya holiday calendar for 2019 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.