2021 KENYA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in Kenya is
1st May, SaturdayLabor Day / May Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Kenya in 2021
|FridayFri||Jan 01, 2021Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|FridayFri||Apr 02, 2021Apr 02||Good Friday|
|SundaySun||Apr 04, 2021Apr 04||Easter Sunday|
|MondayMon||Apr 05, 2021Apr 05||Easter Monday|
|SaturdaySat||May 01, 2021May 01||Labor Day / May Day|
|ThursdayThu||May 13, 2021May 13||Eid-al-Fitr|
|TuesdayTue||Jun 01, 2021Jun 01||Madaraka Day|
|TuesdayTue||Jul 20, 2021Jul 20||Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)|
|SundaySun||Oct 10, 2021Oct 10||Moi Day|
|WednesdayWed||Oct 20, 2021Oct 20||Mashujaa Day|
|ThursdayThu||Nov 04, 2021Nov 04||Diwali (For Hindus only)|
|SundaySun||Dec 12, 2021Dec 12||Jamhuri Day|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 25, 2021Dec 25||Christmas Day|
|SundaySun||Dec 26, 2021Dec 26||Boxing Day|
Public Holidays in Kenya
Labor Day / May Day
Saturday May 01, 2021
The upcoming Kenya holiday Labor Day / May Day is in 10 days from today.
Thursday May 13, 2021
The upcoming Kenya holiday Eid-al-Fitr is in 22 days from today.
Tuesday Jun 01, 2021
The upcoming Kenya holiday Madaraka Day is in 41 days from today.
2021 Public Holidays Kenya Service
The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in Kenya which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Kenya holiday calendar for 2021 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.