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Eid al-Fitr in Kenya

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Is Eid al-Fitr a Public Holiday?

Eid al-Fitr is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Muslim child and mother expressing joy.

Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.

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About Eid al-Fitr

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Eid al-Fitr Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2012MonAug 20Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2013FriAug 9Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2014WedJul 30Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2015SunJul 19Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2015MonJul 20Eid al-Fitr observedPublic holiday
2016ThuJul 7Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2017MonJun 26Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2018SatJun 16Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2019ThuJun 6Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2020MonMay 25Eid al-FitrPublic holiday

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