In Kenya, certain days have been set aside as public and national holidays. The new Kenya Constitution, however, provides for only three national days — Madaraka Day, Mashujaa Day (Kenyatta Day) and Jamhuri Day. Religious holidays such as Christmas, Easter and Idd-Ul-Fitr remain.
Public holidays in Kenya include:
- 1st January – New Years Day
- Idd il Fitr *
- March/April Good Friday**
- March/April Easter Monday**
- 1st May – Labour Day
- 1st June – Madaraka Day
- 20th – October Mashujaa Day (Kenyatta Day)
- 12th December – Jamhuri Day
- 25th December Christmas Day
- 26th December Boxing Day
*The Muslim Festival of Idd il Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadhan. The date varies each year depending on the sighting of a new moon in Mecca.
** Dates for the Christian festival of Easter vary from year to year.