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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.

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
2016ThuJul 7Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2017MonJun 26Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2018SatJun 16Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2019WedJun 5Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2020SunMay 24Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2020MonMay 25Day off for Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2021FriMay 14Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2022WedMay 4Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2023SunApr 23Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2024ThuApr 11Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2025TueApr 1Eid al-FitrPublic holiday
2026SatMar 21Eid al-FitrPublic holiday

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