2019 KENYA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Kenya is
1st June, SaturdayMadaraka Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Kenya in 2019
|TuesdayTue||Jan 01, 2019Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 19, 2019Apr 19||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 21, 2019Apr 21||Easter Sunday|
|MondayMon||Apr 22, 2019Apr 22||Easter Monday|
|WednesdayWed||May 01, 2019May 01||Labor Day / May Day|
|SaturdaySat||Jun 01, 2019Jun 01||Madaraka Day|
|ThursdayThu||Jun 06, 2019Jun 06||Eid-al-Fitr|
|ThursdayThu||Oct 10, 2019Oct 10||Moi Day|
|SundaySun||Oct 20, 2019Oct 20||Mashujaa Day|
|MondayMon||Oct 21, 2019Oct 21||Mashujaa Day Holiday|
|ThursdayThu||Dec 12, 2019Dec 12||Jamhuri Day|
|WednesdayWed||Dec 25, 2019Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|ThursdayThu||Dec 26, 2019Dec 26||Boxing Day|
Upcoming Public Holidays in Kenya
Saturday Jun 01, 2019
The upcoming Kenya holiday Madaraka Day is in 9 days from today.
Thursday Jun 06, 2019
The upcoming Kenya holiday Eid-al-Fitr is in 14 days from today.
Thursday Oct 10, 2019
The upcoming Kenya holiday Moi Day is in 140 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.