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Kenya : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Shilling (KES)
Internet domain: .ke - Telephone code: +254 - International dialing code: 000 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour Day (forwarded to Monday)Secular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday May 30, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday June 1, 2022Madaraka Day (Responsibility Day)Secular holiday
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Sunday June 26, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday July 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday July 10, 2022Optional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday August 9, 2022General electionSpecial Events
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Tuesday August 9, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday August 9, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Wednesday August 10, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday August 15, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday September 13, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Friday September 16, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday September 26, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday October 10, 2022Moi DaySecular holiday
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Thursday October 20, 2022Heroes DaySecular holiday
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Sunday October 23, 2022MarathonSports events
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/Dipabalicards/flowers
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Monday October 24, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Friday November 25, 2022End of school yearSchool holidays
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Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Labour Day (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday May 30, 2022
School holidays :

Madaraka Day (Responsibility Day)

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Anniversary of self-government

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

Mothers' Day

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Sunday June 26, 2022
cards/flowers :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays :

Optional holiday

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) observed by the 10% of Kenya’s population who follow Islam

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday July 11, 2022
School holidays :

General election

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Tuesday August 9, 2022
Special Events :

Optional holiday

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Tuesday August 9, 2022
Secular holiday : Parliamentary election

Parliamentary election

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Tuesday August 9, 2022
Special Events :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday August 10, 2022
School holidays :

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday August 15, 2022
School holidays :

Parliament recess (end)

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Tuesday September 13, 2022
Special Events :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday September 16, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday September 26, 2022
School holidays :

Moi Day

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Monday October 10, 2022
Secular holiday : In tribute to Daniel Arap Moi, Kenya's second president who was in power from 1978-2002 interrupted between 2009 and 2017

Heroes Day

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Thursday October 20, 2022
Secular holiday : Mashujaa Day (used to be called Kenyatta Day until 2010) - honours all the heroes that fought for the freedom, independence and progess of the nation, before and after independence. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Marathon

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Sunday October 23, 2022
Sports events : Www.nairobimarathon.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Monday October 24, 2022
cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday

Optional holiday

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Monday October 24, 2022
Hinduism : Diwali Indian community only

End of school year

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Friday November 25, 2022
School holidays :