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List Of Gazetted Public Holidays in Kenya 2019

by Victor Matara

This is a list of Gazetted Public Holidays in Kenya as of 2019. During the public/bank holidays, all government offices and most companies remain closed except for essential service providers such as hospitals and police stations. The list below can be of much assistance if you are planning to visit Kenya for a business meeting or even when making a business call. Also, for those coming to Kenya as tourists please note the listed days are bank holidays. Make sure you are well versed with the Kenyan public holidays days so that you don’t get stranded.

Please note that if the holiday falls on a Sunday, then the next day; Monday automatically becomes a public holiday.

 

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Holiday

Date

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New Year’s Day

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1st​​ January

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2

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Good Friday

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March or April

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3

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Easter Monday

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March or April

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4

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Labour Day

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1st May

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5

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Madaraka Day

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1st June

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6

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Idd-ul-Fitr

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Date depending upon the appearance of the moon

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7

 

Eid al-Adha

 

12th August

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7

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Moi Day

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10th​​ October

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8

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Mashujaa Day

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20th October

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9

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Jamhuri Day

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12th​​ December

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10

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Christmas Day

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24th​​ December

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11

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Boxing Day

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26th​​ December

 

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