Kenya has a total of 22 holidays in 2020. 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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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
President Moi Celebration of Life Day
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 President Moi Celebration of Life Day is a public holiday in Kenya
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Kenya (Nairobi)
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 13, 2020 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Labour Day/May Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020 Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Eid al-Fitr
Monday, May 25, 2020 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.
Madaraka Day
Monday, June 1, 2020 Madaraka Day is a public holiday in Kenya
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Kenya (Nairobi)
Eid al-Adha
Friday, July 31, 2020 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.
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Kenya (Nairobi)
Moi Day
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Moi Day is a public holiday in Kenya
Mashujaa Day
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Mashujaa Day is a public holiday in Kenya
Diwali
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Jamhuri Day
Saturday, December 12, 2020 Jamhuri Day is a public holiday in Kenya
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Kenya (Nairobi)
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Boxing Day
Saturday, December 26, 2020 Boxing Day is a public holiday in Kenya
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.