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2023 KENYA HOLIDAYS

The next public holiday in Kenya is

12th December, MondayJamhuri Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Kenya in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriApr 07, 2023Apr 07Good Friday
SundaySunApr 09, 2023Apr 09Easter Sunday
MondayMonApr 10, 2023Apr 10Easter Monday
SaturdaySatApr 22, 2023Apr 22Eid-al-Fitr
MondayMonMay 01, 2023May 01Labor Day / May Day
ThursdayThuJun 01, 2023Jun 01Madaraka Day
ThursdayThuJun 29, 2023Jun 29Eid al-Adha (For Muslims only)
TuesdayTueOct 10, 2023Oct 10Moi Day
FridayFriOct 20, 2023Oct 20Mashujaa Day
SundaySunNov 12, 2023Nov 12Diwali (For Hindus only)
TuesdayTueDec 12, 2023Dec 12Jamhuri Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day
TuesdayTueDec 26, 2023Dec 26Boxing Day

Public Holidays in Kenya

Jamhuri Day

Jamhuri Day

Monday Dec 12, 2022

The upcoming Kenya holiday Jamhuri Day is in 9 days from today.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming Kenya holiday Christmas Day is in 22 days from today.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Monday Dec 26, 2022

The upcoming Kenya holiday Boxing Day is in 23 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays Kenya Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in Kenya which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide Kenya holiday calendar for 2023 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.