Top events in Kenya

November
01

A high-profile international seven-a-side rugby tournament, offering the chance to see the national team in action.

November
07

The highlight of this annual festival in Kenya’s main port town is a colourful parade that starts in Moi Avenue and ends outside historic Fort...

December
12

The country's most important festival commemorates Kenya's independence from the United Kingdom on 12 December 1963 and its establishment as a...

Kenya Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday.

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
April
18
Good Friday
Start date:
18 April 2014
April
21
Easter Monday
Start date:
21 April 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014
June
01
Madaraka Day
Start date:
1 June 2014
July
28
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
October
04
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
27
Mashujaa Day
Start date:
27 October 2014
December
12
Independence Day
Start date:
12 December 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2014

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
April
03
Good Friday
Start date:
3 April 2015
April
06
Easter Monday
Start date:
6 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015
June
01
Madaraka Day
Start date:
1 June 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
20
Mashujaa Day
Start date:
20 October 2015
December
12
Independence Day
Start date:
12 December 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2015
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