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The next public holiday in Kenya is

10th July, SundayEid al-Adha (For Muslims only)

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Kenya in 2022

SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Labor Day / May Day
TuesdayTueMay 03, 2022May 03Eid-al-Fitr
WednesdayWedJun 01, 2022Jun 01Madaraka Day
SundaySunJul 10, 2022Jul 10Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)
MondayMonOct 10, 2022Oct 10Moi Day
ThursdayThuOct 20, 2022Oct 20Mashujaa Day
ThursdayThuOct 20, 2022Oct 20Mashujaa Day
ThursdayThuNov 24, 2022Nov 24Diwali (For Hindus only)
MondayMonDec 12, 2022Dec 12Jamhuri Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day
MondayMonDec 26, 2022Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Kenya

Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)

Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)

Sunday Jul 10, 2022

The upcoming Kenya holiday Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only) is in 6 days from today.

Moi Day

Moi Day

Monday Oct 10, 2022

The upcoming Kenya holiday Moi Day is in 98 days from today.

Mashujaa Day

Mashujaa Day

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

The upcoming Kenya holiday Mashujaa Day is in 108 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays Kenya Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in Kenya which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Kenya holiday calendar for 2022 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.