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Are you interested in knowing the Kenya festivals and holidays - then allow us to introduce to you all the best festivals and holidays in Kenya from January to December.Details about Festivals and Events in Kenya

Lamu Cultural Festival

Lamu Cultural Festival is a celebration of both the past and the future, and the beliefs and traditions that are the heart and soul of the Lamu community. Most visitors to the island fall in love with this relaxed and peaceful lifestyle, and visiting during the Lamu Cultural Festival is a chance to experience Lamu life at its most exuberant and joyous.More>>>>

Maralal Camel Derby

The Maralal Camel Derby is an annual event, held mid year just outside of Maralal town. This is Kenya's best known and most prestigious camel race, attracting both local and international competitors. The event is a major draw for spectators as well as racers, and the competition is fierce.More>>>>

Rhino Charge Festivals

This unique off-road car rally is held every year to raise money for the construction of a perimeter fence around the Aberdare National Park. The Aberdares National Park is a sanctuary for the endangered Black Rhino and an important water catchment area providing water to the Tana and Athi rivers, Kenya’s main rivers.More>>>>

Lewa Marathon Festival

Lewa Downs, a private ranch and rhino conservation area, hosts an annual marathon in June through the property. This race is run over a bush course that winds its way across open plains, through forest and hills.More>>>>>

Safari Sevens Rugby Tournament

One of the World's Major Rugby events, the Safari Sevens are held each year at the Kenya Rugby Union Football Club (KRFU) on Ngong Road in Nairobi.More>>>>

Kenya National Public Holidays from January to December


New Year's Day.

March to April

Easter Monday and Good Friday.


Labour Day.


Madaraka Day: Kenya commemorates the anniversary of the day that Kenya got self-government in 1963.

Kenya Festivals and Holidays in July

Kenyan Safari Rally: The Safari Rally is one of the world's hardest rally, it was part of the World Rally Championship for many years until 2003, nowadays is part of the African Rally Championship and is known as the KCB Safari Rally (its sponsor is Kenya Commercial Bank "KCB"), the rally covers 3,000 km, through scenic sites and take 4 or 5 days.

Kenya Festivals and Holidays in August

Maralal International Camel Derby: It is an annual camel racing event full of adventure, fun, and entertainment, organised by the International Camel Race Association in the quiet town of Maralal in Northern Kenya, which has a sunny and dry climate.

Kenya Festivals and Holidays in October

10 Moi Day: In commemoration of president Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.

20 Kenyatta Day: In commemoration of president Jomo Kenyatta.


Mombasa Carnival :This is the best festival in Kenya, every cultural and religious group in Kenya featuring floats, customs and music, you have the chance to see local traditional Kenyan Dances. There are also many stalls for shopping (selling arts and crafts).


12 Jamhuri Day: This is the most important holiday in Kenya, the country celebrates its independence since 1963.

25 Christmas Day.

26 Boxing Day.

Ramadan: This Muslim celebration is variable year to year, Muslims fast and pray during the day and feast towards the evening. Many restaurants do not serve food. The fasting of Ramadan culminates with Eid ul-Fitr.

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