This is a list of Gazetted Public Holidays in Kenya as of 2021. 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.

Kenya Public Holidays 2021

This page contains a national calendar of all 2021 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year’s Day
2 AprFriGood Friday
5 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MaySatLabour Day
13 MayThuIdd ul Fitr
1 JunTueMadaraka Day
20 JulTueIdd ul Azha
10 OctSunMoi Day
11 OctMonMoi Day Holiday
20 OctWedMashujaa Day
4 NovThuDiwali *
12 DecSunJamhuri Day
13 DecMonJamhuri Day Holiday
25 DecSatChristmas Day
26 DecSunBoxing Day
Visit kenyalaw.org for the original release.

Note:
— Idd ul Azha is a public holiday observed by Muslims only.
— Diwali is a public holiday observed by Hindus only.