Kenya Holidays Calendar 2021

Kenya Holidays Calendar

Trying to keep up with holidays in Kenya?

Use our calendar below to make sure you never miss a public holiday or event in Kenya throughout the year.

January – April

DateDay of the WeekPublic Holiday (offices closed)
1st Jan – New Years DayFridayYes
14th Feb. – Valentine’s DaySundayNo
2nd Apr – Good FridayFridayYes
4th Apr. – Easter SundaySundayNo
5th Apr – Easter MondayMondayYes

May – August

DateDay of the WeekPublic Holiday (offices closed)
1st May – Labour DaySaturdayYes
9th May – Mother’s DaySundayNo
14th May – Eid al-FitrFridayYes
1st June – Madaraka Day*TuesdayYes
20th Jul – Eid al-AdhaTuesdayOptional

*Madaraka Day (Self-Governance Day): Commemorates 1st June 1963, when Kenya attained internal self-rule from Britain.

September – December

DateDay of the WeekPublic Holiday (offices closed)
10th Oct – Huduma Day*SundayYes (Monday 11th)
20th Oct – Mashujaa Day*WednesdayYes
4th Nov – DiwaliThursdayYes, for Hindu population
12th Dec – Jamhuri Day*SundayYes (Monday 13th)
24th Dec – Xmas EveFridayOptional
25th Dec – Xmas DaySaturdayYes
26th Dec – Boxing DaySundayYes
31st Dec – NYEThursdayOptional

*Huduma Day: Formerly Moi Day, after Kenya’s 2nd president. The name has changed but the day remains a public holiday in Kenya. 

*Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day): Celebrating the Kenyans who struggled and fought for Kenya’s independence. 

*Jamhuri Day (Republic Day): Commerates 12th Dec, 1964 when Kenya officially became a republic. 

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