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2021 KENYA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Kenya is

10th October, SundayMoi Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Kenya in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Easter Monday
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Labor Day / May Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Eid-al-Fitr
TuesdayTueJun 01, 2021Jun 01Madaraka Day
TuesdayTueJul 20, 2021Jul 20Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)
SundaySunOct 10, 2021Oct 10Moi Day
WednesdayWedOct 20, 2021Oct 20Mashujaa Day
ThursdayThuNov 04, 2021Nov 04Diwali (For Hindus only)
SundaySunDec 12, 2021Dec 12Jamhuri Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day
SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Kenya

Moi Day

Moi Day

Sunday Oct 10, 2021

The upcoming Kenya holiday Moi Day is in 66 days from today.

Mashujaa Day

Mashujaa Day

Wednesday Oct 20, 2021

The upcoming Kenya holiday Mashujaa Day is in 76 days from today.

Diwali (For Hindus only)

Diwali (For Hindus only)

Thursday Nov 04, 2021

The upcoming Kenya holiday Diwali (For Hindus only) is in 91 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.