Top events in Kenya

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...

May
16

The Lake Turkana Festival takes place in the lakeshore town of Loiyangalani. The 10 ethnic groups of the Lake Turkana region – El Molo, Rendille,...

June
01

First run in 1989, this off-road 4x4 endurance rally is staged on the Laikipia Plateau. Competitors must visit all of the control points along the...

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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
June
01
Madaraka Day
Start date:
1 June 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
20
Mashujaa Day
Start date:
20 October 2016
December
12
Independence Day
Start date:
12 December 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2016

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
June
01
Madaraka Day
Start date:
1 June 2017
June
25
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
25 June 2017
September
01
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
1 September 2017
October
20
Mashujaa Day
Start date:
20 October 2017
December
12
Independence Day
Start date:
12 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2017
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