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Kenya : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


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

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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

English (350 million speakers in 47 countries), Kikuyu (6 million speakers), Swahili (30 million speakers in 5 countries) ...
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Name Date Kind
Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 3, 2022School holidays 
summer holiday (beginning)Friday October 1, 2021School holidays 
Moi Day**Monday October 11, 2021Secular holiday 
summer holiday (end)Monday October 11, 2021School holidays 
Heroes Day**Wednesday October 20, 2021Secular holiday 
Marathon*Sunday October 31, 2021Sports events 
optional holiday**Thursday November 4, 2021Hinduism 
Deepavali/Dipabali**Thursday November 4, 2021cards/flowers 
Independence Day (Jamhuri )*Monday December 13, 2021National Day 
Christmas holiday (beginning)Thursday December 23, 2021School holidays 
Christmas DayMonday December 27, 2021Catholic or protestant 

Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 3, 2022

School holidays :
Official calendar gazetted y the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 13
Teaching languages: Swahili, English
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required
School days are from 8am to 4pm

Dates confirmed till Feb 2023

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check when this information is vital to you
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Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday October 1, 2021

School holidays :

Moi Day -
Monday October 11, 2021

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

Summer holiday (end) -
Monday October 11, 2021

School holidays :

Heroes Day -
Wednesday October 20, 2021

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 -
Sunday October 31, 2021

Sports events : 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Optional holiday -
Thursday November 4, 2021

Hinduism : Diwali Indian community only

Deepavali/Dipabali -
Thursday November 4, 2021

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

Independence Day (Jamhuri ) -
Monday December 13, 2021

Secular holiday : Granted by the UK in 1963. Usually celebrated on the closest Monday.

Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Thursday December 23, 2021

School holidays :

Christmas Day -
Monday December 27, 2021

Catholic or protestant :