Years: 2022 2023 2024

Kenya Public Holidays List 2023

Following are the list of Public, Office, School, Bank Holidays in Kenya year 2023

S.no.DateHolidayType
101 Jan, SundayNew Year's DayNational holiday
202 Jan, MondayNew Year's Day observedNational holiday
321 Mar, TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
407 Apr, FridayGood FridayNational holiday
509 Apr, SundayEaster SundayObservance,Christian
610 Apr, MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
723 Apr, SundayEid al-FitrNational holiday
801 May, MondayLabour Day/May DayNational holiday
914 May, SundayMother's DayObservance
1001 Jun, ThursdayMadaraka DayNational holiday
1121 Jun, WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
1229 Jun, ThursdayEid al-AdhaOptional holiday
1323 Sep, SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
1410 Oct, TuesdayHuduma DayNational holiday
1520 Oct, FridayMashujaa DayNational holiday
1612 Nov, SundayDiwaliOptional holiday
1712 Dec, TuesdayJamhuri DayNational holiday
1822 Dec, FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
1924 Dec, SundayChristmas EveObservance,Christian
2025 Dec, MondayChristmas DayNational holiday
2126 Dec, TuesdayBoxing DayNational holiday
2231 Dec, SundayNew Year's EveObservance

New Year's Day (01 Jan) : New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.

New Year's Day observed (02 Jan) : New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.

March Equinox (21 Mar) : March Equinox in Kenya (Nairobi)

Good Friday (07 Apr) : Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday (09 Apr) : Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.

Easter Monday (10 Apr) : Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.

Eid al-Fitr (23 Apr) : Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.

Labour Day/May Day (01 May) : Labor Day, or May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.

Mother's Day (14 May) : Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.

Madaraka Day (01 Jun) : Madaraka Day is a public holiday in Kenya

June Solstice (21 Jun) : June Solstice in Kenya (Nairobi)

Eid al-Adha (29 Jun) : Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.

September Equinox (23 Sep) : September Equinox in Kenya (Nairobi)

Huduma Day (10 Oct) : Huduma Day is a public holiday in Kenya

Mashujaa Day (20 Oct) : Mashujaa Day is a public holiday in Kenya

Diwali (12 Nov) : Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.

Jamhuri Day (12 Dec) : Jamhuri Day is a public holiday in Kenya

December Solstice (22 Dec) : December Solstice in Kenya (Nairobi)

Christmas Eve (24 Dec) : Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.

Christmas Day (25 Dec) : Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.

Boxing Day (26 Dec) : Boxing Day is a public holiday in Kenya

New Year's Eve (31 Dec) : New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.