2020 KENYA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Kenya is
14th November, SaturdayDiwali (For Hindus only)
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Kenya in 2020
|WednesdayWed||Jan 01, 2020Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 10, 2020Apr 10||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 12, 2020Apr 12||Easter Sunday|
|MondayMon||Apr 13, 2020Apr 13||Easter Monday|
|FridayFri||May 01, 2020May 01||Labor Day / May Day|
|SundaySun||May 24, 2020May 24||Eid-al-Fitr|
|MondayMon||Jun 01, 2020Jun 01||Madaraka Day|
|FridayFri||Jul 31, 2020Jul 31||Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)|
|SaturdaySat||Oct 10, 2020Oct 10||Moi Day|
|TuesdayTue||Oct 20, 2020Oct 20||Mashujaa Day|
|SaturdaySat||Nov 14, 2020Nov 14||Diwali (For Hindus only)|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 12, 2020Dec 12||Jamhuri Day|
|FridayFri||Dec 25, 2020Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 26, 2020Dec 26||Boxing Day|
Public Holidays in Kenya
Diwali (For Hindus only)
Saturday Nov 14, 2020
The upcoming Kenya holiday Diwali (For Hindus only) is in 19 days from today.
Saturday Dec 12, 2020
The upcoming Kenya holiday Jamhuri Day is in 47 days from today.
Friday Dec 25, 2020
The upcoming Kenya holiday Christmas Day is in 60 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.