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Kenya has a total of 22 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
||Tuesday, January 1, 2019||New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.|
||Wednesday, March 20, 2019||March Equinox in Kenya (Nairobi)|
||Friday, April 19, 2019||Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.|
||Sunday, April 21, 2019||Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.|
||Monday, April 22, 2019||Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.|
|Labour Day/May Day
||Wednesday, May 1, 2019||May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.|
||Sunday, May 12, 2019||Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.|
||Saturday, June 1, 2019||Madaraka Day is a public holiday in Kenya|
||Wednesday, June 5, 2019||Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.|
||Friday, June 21, 2019||June Solstice in Kenya (Nairobi)|
||Monday, August 12, 2019||Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.|
||Monday, September 23, 2019||September Equinox in Kenya (Nairobi)|
||Thursday, October 10, 2019||Moi Day is a public holiday in Kenya|
||Sunday, October 20, 2019||Mashujaa Day is a public holiday in Kenya|
|Mashujaa Day observed
||Monday, October 21, 2019||Mashujaa Day is a public holiday in Kenya|
||Sunday, October 27, 2019||Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.|
||Thursday, December 12, 2019||Jamhuri Day is a public holiday in Kenya|
||Sunday, December 22, 2019||December Solstice in Kenya (Nairobi)|
||Tuesday, December 24, 2019||Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.|
||Wednesday, December 25, 2019||Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.|
||Thursday, December 26, 2019||Boxing Day is a public holiday in Kenya|
|New Year's Eve
||Tuesday, December 31, 2019||New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.|